May 12 is International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day!

In addition to my lupus, I also have fibromyalgia. One of my best friends was recently diagnosed with it as well. I love her. I feel that although pain and fibro is something I know a bit about, I can not help her acceptance of this diagnosis. I have seen her in pain both emotionally and physically. I have watched as her life has been drastically changed by this condition. Hopefully this awareness day will bring light to an often misunderstood condition.

fibro ribbon May 12Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points—specific places on the body at which slight pressure causes pain. The intensity of symptoms may vary. Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, it is not progressive or life threatening. Doctors do not know what causes fibromyalgia.

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