Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Today, May 12th, is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day!

You may ask, "What is Fibromyalgia"?

Well, the good thing is that Fibromyalgia or FMS is not a life-threatening disease. However, it is a life-changing and debilitating syndrome that creates havoc to your body from your head clear down to your toes. It is no fun and it can stop you in your tracks either in a slow progressive way or it can hit you as quick as night turns into day.

Fibromyalgia has many symptoms. Here are just a few of the more common ones:

Pain (can range from flu-like achiness to a deep "to the bone" pain)
Irritable Bowel
Skin Sensitivities
Sleep Disorders

Fibro does not only affect adults, it can also effect children.
Studies have proven that FMS can be passed down genetically from parent to child, therefore if you suffer from FMS then your children have a chance of developing it. Keep that in consideration, if and when your child complains of constantly feeling tired or achy.

There is no "magic fix" for Fibromyalgia but there are several prescription drugs out there that can help & I personally have had great success with homeopathic remedies.

If you suffer from FMS then you will benefit from learning as much as you can about this disorder. You can't make it go away but you can learn how to change your life-style and routines to make everyday be easier and less painful. To get more info you can go visit these sites.


Carmen C. said...

Very well said! What you mentioned about kids scares me, lets hope none of ours ever have to deal with fibromonster! Hope you have a great day:)

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I know there is no cure but hang in there, maybe scientists can discover the mechanism that is causing people to get fibromyalgia and someday you and the others who suffer from it can be free of pain. It must be terrible to feel tired and achy all the time, and to have doubters on top of it. But I have seen people suffer from it and it is obviously very real.

DJ said...

I saw a comment you left over at "chickens in the road," and stopped by to check out your site. love it!
Was just wondering if you could share some of your homeopathic remedies for Fibro? My mom and I both have it, and I choose natural, over that scary stuff they show on tv advertisements.