National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

May 12, 2021

May 12 - National Fibromyalgia Day

What Is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day?

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is observed annually in order to spread awareness for the condition. Fibromyalgia affects more than 12 million Americans. It is a musculoskeletal syndrome and causes a variety of symptoms. Some of which include: widespread pain tender points incapacitating fatigue anxiety depression migraines/chronic headaches irritable bowel syndrome irritable bladder insomnia hypersensitivity to cold/hot swelling fibro fog (inability to concentrate/focus) difficulty remembering numbness stiffness decreased energy noise, light and odor sensitivity skin sensitivity This is a day to reflect and to raise awareness. If you think you may have this condition, you should contact your physician as soon as possible to receive the healthcare you need.

When Is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day?

Each year on May 12th, millions of people observe National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.

History Of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

The first National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day was observed in 1992 in honor of the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Historical documentation suggests Nightingale may have suffered from symptoms similar to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.

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