Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
May 12, 2011
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day aims to increase awareness of FM and provide support to those coping with the illness.
May 12 is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, a time to increase awareness of this chronic and life-altering disorder by educating the general public, healthcare professionals, government officials, and legislative bodies.
Symptoms usually appear between 20-55 years of age, but children are also diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome.
Pain and severe fatigue may keep FMS sufferers from their chosen profession and unable to perform common daily tasks.
Fibromyalgia pain continues throughout a person’s lifetime.
Fibromyalgia (fi-bro-my-AL-ja) syndrome (FMS) produces chronic body-wide pain, which migrates and can be felt from head to toe. Other symptoms include persistent fatigue, headaches, cognitive or memory impairment, morning stiffness and non-restorative sleep. The pain can migrate from day to day. Recent scientific research studies have shown central nervous system involvement in FMS.