Fibromyalgia Awareness for education and awareness on May 12th
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To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing in hopes of getting worldwide attention on news stations, radio shows and newspapers in the way of a segment regarding Fibromyalgia awareness. May 12th is Fibromyalgia awareness day. If you have never heard of Fibromyalgia, you are not alone. While it affects millions of people in America it is generally only those directly affected that know what it is. It is a chronic, sometimes debilitating disease that affects millions of Americans. The symptoms associated with this syndrome include: chronic pain, morning stiffness, fatigue, sleep problems, cognitive impairments (fibro-fog) along with many other symptoms. One of the biggest hurdles we have to face as patients with this syndrome is decrease quality of life. That comes in the form of the debilitating symptoms we have to manage on a continual basis, as well as trying to maintain a healthy social life and preserving our relationships.
With Fibromyalgia it may be difficult to do simple things like grocery shopping and playing with our children. Unfortunately for those loved ones that do not fully understand our syndrome it can ruin relationships as people do not understand why we are not our normal self. We are often faced with hurtful statements such as “it’s all in your head,” or “you don’t look like you’re sick”. We might be able to maintain a normal life on some days, most days, and for a lucky few who seem to not be impacted by as many or as severe of symptoms, all days. But we are all affected. If you can help me and the other millions of people afflicted with this syndrome by helping with awareness and education you can make a difference in my life and that of millions of others.
If you would like to do more to help make Fibromyalgia Awareness known please contact your local and national broadcast stations, newspapers and radio stations to ask them to help us educate the world on this condition.
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