World Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Is May 12: Spread the Word

by Robin Dix

May 12 is International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. Millions of people worldwide will be holding events, and participating in other ways to help raise awareness for this invisible and insidious disease.

There is something that each of us in the U.S. can do. I would encourage you to call your representatives in Congress, and ask them to sponsor a bill that will generate more awareness and financial  support to help find a cure.


What are some other ways you can help to raise awareness during the month of May? I’ll talk about a few, but I’d also really like to hear your ideas. Find one or more ways you are comfortable with, and perhaps one that takes you outside of your comfort zone.


1. Share your story: You can write it out and email it to those you want to help understand what your life is like because of fibromyalgia. Share the symptoms and the struggles. Post a condensed version on social media, letting people know your goal is to raise awareness. Continue…

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