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:
irritable bowel syndrome
hypersensitivity to cold/hot
fibro fog (inability to concentrate/focus)
noise, light and odor 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.