May 12th marks the International Awareness Day for Fibromyalgia (FMS), Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Many people around the world will be wearing purple and blue ribbons, pins and awareness bands to show their support as well as supporting online campaigns. Please can you take a few mins to support this Thunderclap?
Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS) is a chronic widespread pain syndrome that is a very debilitating often disabling condition. People living with Fibromyalgia experience a heightened & painful response to pressure. Symptoms include debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, joint stiffness, difficulty with swallowing, bowel & bladder abnormalities, numbness & tingling, dysautonomia and cognitive dysfunction.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is characterised by a range of neurological symptoms and signs, muscle pain with intense physical or mental exhaustion, debilitating fatigue and specific cognitive disabilities.
These illnesses have a huge impact on daily life, as living with chronic pain and fatigue (mental and physical exhaustion) plus many other symptoms 24/7, can mean that daily activities that a healthy person takes for granted are considerably more difficult. Unfortunately, these conditions are often known as invisible illnesses, as many with Fibromyalgia and ME may look well on the outside meaning that people often dismiss any symptoms out of hand often meaning that some experience stigma and lack of empathy.
We must raise awareness to help inform those who may not understand Fibromyalgia & ME. This is why this campaign is so important, so please show your support and share these information links on International Awareness Day
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Please Note: Tweet will be sent out on all accounts who support the campaign at 1pm on the 12th May
" I'm raising awareness of #Fibromyalgia & #ME,pls take 5mins to read bit.ly/2quURBE bit.ly/2oOL1y3 thndr.me/mwSMp0 "