On May 12th and throughout the month of May of each year, people worldwide spread awareness of fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions through live events, online activities, and personal efforts. In the UK our awareness day is 2nd – 9th September but we can still raise awareness in the UK this May.
Join the millions of people who will be participating on this day by holding various events to raise awareness for fibromyalgia, an invisible and debilitating chronic condition.
Awareness and funding are the keys to battling the enigma that is Fibromyalgia, and this day was created for just that.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia may include heightening skin sensitivity – especially to pain, muscle stiffness, some difficulties sleeping, problems with memory and concentration, extreme tiredness, and headaches.
These symptoms are not uncommon in other diseases – and some sufferers don’t even experience all these symptoms – so it’s easy to see what makes fibromyalgia so tricky to diagnose.
There is no cure for fibromyalgia, so at the moment the only option for sufferers is to have a number of treatments. For example, medication such as painkillers and antidepressants are often prescribed.
Fibromyalgia Association has been involved in producing an online fibromyalgia learning package for professionals and patients. Fibromyalgia UK have it and It is free and after testing a certificate can be printed off. While some of it may obviously fit the American system rather than the NHS, it is still a useful resource with much valuable information.