Today is the National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. Throughout the day, various events will be held across the nation to help individuals learn more about Fibromyalgia.
The best thing you can do when you aren’t sure about something is ask questions and educate yourself. Even if there is not a local event going on, there are still other ways to spread the word.
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From the National Fibromyalgia Association-
Fibromyalgia (pronounced fy-bro-my-AL-ja) is a common and complex chronic pain disorder that affects people physically, mentally and socially. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome rather than a disease. Unlike a disease, which is a medical condition with a specific cause or causes and recognizable signs and symptoms, a syndrome is a collection of signs, symptoms, and medical problems that tend to occur together but are not related to a specific, identifiable cause.
Fibromyalgia, which has also been referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome, fibromyositis and fibrositis, is characterized by chronic widespread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances, fatigue and often psychological distress. For those with severe symptoms, fibromyalgia can be extremely debilitating and interfere with basic daily activities.