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Fibromyalgia awareness week

Its finally Fibromyalgia awareness week, So its time to really band together to help get the message out there…..

Please share this post to help other people understand what Fibromyalgia is, and how it destroys lives, 6 years ago I had never heard of it. But today I am lucky enough to work everyday with sufferers helping to create a more pain free lifestyle.

Never heard of it ?

Fibromyalgia is the most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis. Still, it is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Its characteristics include widespread muscle and joint pain and fatigue, as well as other symptoms. Fibromyalgia can lead to depression and social isolation, Other symptoms include;

  • Pain all over
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Brain fog
  • Morning stiffness
  • Muscle knots, cramping, weakness
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Balance problems
  • Itchy/burning skin

Fibromyalgia Quick Facts

  • Affects 3 to 5 percent of the general population7
  • Occurs in people of all ages, even children
  • Men develop fibromyalgia too, although more women are diagnosed with it
  • Symptoms are chronic but may fluctuate throughout the day
  • Roughly one-quarter of people with fibromyalgia are work-disabled
  •  Only three drugs are FDA-approved for fibromyalgia treatment

Please help to raise awareness of this terrible invisible illness, many of the support groups can only afford to meet once a month, so any donations are gratefully received.

If you want to make a donation then please Click here to donate

And if your looking for a support group local to you. you can search by clicking this link.

 

 

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