Fibromyalgia Awareness Week 2017 - 3rd - 10th September 2017.

Fibromyalgia Awareness Week 2017 - 3rd - 10th September 2017.

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition characterised widespread pain and profound

fatigue. It's not clear exactly how many people are affected by fibromyalgia, although

research has suggested it could be a relatively common condition affecting around 1

in 20 people to some degree. Other symptoms of fibromyalgia often include

unrefreshing sleep, headaches, an irritable bowel, cognitive disturbances, dizziness

and sensitivity to environmental factors.

The aim of Fibromyalgia Awareness Week is to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia, and

the impact it has on those living with fibromyalgia, and their friends and family.

Given

that Fibromyalgia is an invisible disease, it is so important that we raise

awareness of Fibromyalgia, in order to broaden perceptions, knowledge and

understanding of this condition. During the week, we will be sharing different

perspectives from people living with fibromyalgia; family members; volunteers,

patient organisation representatives, and healthcare professionals, in order to raise

awareness and challenge some of the misconceptions people have about

fibromyalgia.

How can I get involved?

• Get involved on social media:

o Add a Twibbon to your Facebook and Twitter profile pictures:

twibbon.com/support/fight-f...

o Join our Thunderclap on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr:

thndr.me/PQAxdt

- also see the Promotional Image top right of this HU community, if you click on the image it will take you directly to the Thunderclap campaign url.

o Spread the word by liking, sharing and retweeting our posts and videos

on Facebook (@ukfibro) and Twitter (@fmauk)

o Take a selfie and post it on social media using the hashtag #FightFibro.

We’ll be sharing them throughout the week!

• Download and request copies of our posters and leaflets about fibromyalgia:

fmauk.org/posters

• Take a look at our information booklets, and share them with people who

may find them useful: fmauk.org/booklets

• Send a medical pack to your general practitioner (GP) or other healthcare

professionals if they need some further information about fibromyalgia:

fmauk.org/GP-Request

• Fundraise for Fibromyalgia Action UK. Please visit:

fmauk.org/fundraising for more information.

Thank you for supporting Fibromyalgia Action UK.

Together, we are fighting for freedom from fibromyalgia.

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