Sunday, May 6, 2012

About Fibromyalgia

We have so many Cool-jams clients that suffer from Fibromyalgia...oftentimes  accompanied by night sweats and hot flashes. May is Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month, so we thought we would post a guest post by Debra Ann Elliot, our friend at High Heels and Hot Flashes. 

What it is? It promotes education and awareness of the dangers of fibromyalgia, which is also known as fibromyalgia syndrome, fibrositis or chronic muscle pain syndrome. 

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder usually characterized by chronic widespread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances, fatigue and often psychological distress. It’s most common among women aged 20 to 50 although studies are indicating more teens and males are affected.  Fibromyalgia affects more than 12 million American women.  

What can you do?
Get involved with the Autoimmunity Research Foundation.
Because my blog's main focus is menopause it's important to know the facts about fibromyalgia and menopause.

I am a sufferer of fibromyalgia. Some days are better than others. It is something I've come to learn to live with. You can make a difference by becoming involved in spreading the word about fibromyalgia. Join the cause!

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