Me vs. Fibromyalgia: 25 Facts for Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

by Puja Rios, Contributor

This Friday marks the 25th anniversary of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. It’s interesting to me that on one hand, we’ve come so far: Fibromyalgia (FM) has been legitimized, testing has improved, and safer treatments are replacing dangerous meds. On the other hand, there are many who still don’t believe that FM is real. In honor of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, I’m sharing some facts for the public. Twenty-five facts that have already proved to represent just what having Fibro is like.


Last year, on the morning of NFA Day, I remember sitting up in bed with my laptop (in my “Nap Queen” pajamas), and saw that my article about twenty-five things people should know about Fibro was gaining some serious momentum. It has since been shared over 13,000 times!


This year, I’ve created a video to accompany the list. I cover six different topics: sleep, flare ups, sensitivities, warnings, insights and silver linings. Take a trip with me down fibro-fog-free Memory Lane. Let’s revisit those twenty-five things, with an upgrade.


If you can’t watch the video, or reading the list is more your style, scroll on.

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