May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month

May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of May 12th being the National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.  Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that affects 2-3% of the world population.  Symptoms include chronic, widespread pain, moderate to severe fatigue, problems with cognitive functioning, and much more.  There is no known cure for fibromyalgia, so treatment focuses on reducing the symptoms to help sufferers function better.

To do our part, we're sharing resources for people interested in learning more.  This list includes books, ebooks, and websites.  If you think you or a loved one may have fibromyalgia, be sure to talk to your doctor about your concerns.

Resources on Fibromyalgia

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May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, and this is something that needs awareness. As one of the most common chronic pain conditions, Fibromyalgia affects millions of people in the U.S. alone.

A great resource to better understand your condition. Includes an Appendix that you can copy and give to your doctor.

Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a chronic or long-term condition characterized by pain and tenderness all over the body. Learn about symptoms and treatment.

Does acupuncture or tai chi help fibromyalgia symptoms? What about capsaicin, SAMe, soy, or magnesium? Find out here.

This eBook is available through Overdrive. It offers some ways to cope with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Fibromyalgia | NIH Medlineplus the Magazine Spring 2016 Issue: Volume 11 Number 1 Page 20-21

Fatigue is another key symptom of fibromyalgia. This book offers options to battle fatigue and improve your fibromyalgia symptoms.

This article from the Mayo Clinic offers a basic overview of how fibromyalgia is diagnosed.

Pain is the primary symptom of fibromyalgia. This resource offers different options for those looking for relief.

This organization offers a connection to other sufferers of fibromyalgia, as well as updates about fibromyalgia in the news.

This eBook is available through Overdrive. Since there is no cure for fibromyalgia, the only option is to reduce your symptoms. This cookbook offers a look at how to follow certain dietary restrictions that may improve pain and other fibro symptoms.

This site from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases gives a good overview of the condition.

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