Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, May 12th 2013

Today is Fibromyalgia awareness day across the country. Fibromyalgia is an often misunderstood condition and many sufferers often feel alienated because friends and family can’t understand what they’re going through. That’s why today hundreds of people across the country are working to raise awareness for this little known condition that so many of us suffer from. Here’s a few facts about Fibromyalgia and if you want to know more about the condition or events for awareness day please go to http://www.fibromyalgia-associationuk.org/

  • Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect between two and five in 100 people. The true number of people with the condition may be greater because it can be difficult to diagnose. Although Fibromyalgia is more common in people aged between 20 and 50, under 18s have also been diagnosed with the condition.
  • The main symptoms of Fibromyalgia is pain in many areas of your body – above and below your waist and on your left and right sides. The pain can vary from day to day, and the intensity and type of pain may differ from other people with Fibromyalgia.
  • Fibromyalgia (FM for short) is not a life threatening illness but is often life changing. It is a condition that is often invisible to others, however, research supports that FM is a distinct clinical condition.

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