10 Reasons To Increase Fibromyalgia Awareness

10 Reasons To Increase Fibromyalgia Awareness

by Purple Law Lady

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day May 12th 2012

  1. As we all know, it takes some people years and years to find out what is wrong and finally be diagnosed. If everyone knew all about fibromyalgia, then people could be diagnosed earlier. There would be  less of those depressing years of searching for answers.
  2. Sufferers will feel less alone – they will see posters and information booklets EVERYWHERE, giving them tips on how to cope.
  3. Doctors will become more interested in our condition and start investigating (and keeping up to date with) the newest medications and treatments, rather than ‘It’s Fibromyalgia – there’s nothing I can do.’
  4. Medical researchers and scientists will be more interested in finding a cure! Nobody wants to spend their time looking for a cure for something that no-one has heard of, they all want to cure the illnesses that people know about!
  5. We will no longer have to answer questions such as ‘Fibro-my-WHAT?’, ‘Fibromyalgia? What on Earth is that?’ or ‘Is that even real?’ No more long difficult explanations of the never-ending symptoms.
  6. People may even become more understanding! Relatives and friends will understand why you don’t feel up to partying. Employers understand why you have limitations and will be able to give you suitable arrangements because they will know what they are dealing with.
  7. Advertising companies will realise that there are a LOT of us and will design fibro-friendly products such as ride-on vacuum cleaners, ergonomically designed car seats, etc.
  8. More support groups will be formed as a result of more people realising that they have fibromyalgia.
  9. More people will donate money to research to find new treatments and… dare I say it… maybe even a cure!
  10. Because it makes you feel good about yourself!! You aren’t just doing this for yourself; we are doing this as a TEAM EFFORT! We need to reach as many people as possible to make this a success.

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11 comments

  1. amras888 · April 7, 2012

    Yes, it is the lack of public awareness that allows people to make cruel and heartless statements, like “Fibro-my-what?” Ignorance informs intellectual blindness. It is very lonely to be the sick one when your malady is misunderstood by your cynical so-called friends and family. This post is good.

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  5. arabwriterchick · April 27, 2012

    Great post, Stuart! Thanks for sharing and informing the public. People need to know…

  6. Deb · April 28, 2012

    Fibromyalgia is a very series and painful illness. Many, no, most people don’t understand this. Thank you for sharing, Stuart!
    Hugs♥

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  8. Jodi Ambrose · May 19, 2012

    You might want to pop over here and take a peek. Your name just might have been mentioned! 🙂 http://jodiambroseblog.com/2012/05/19/im-a-sunshine-blogger-award-winning-mo-fo-yay/

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