- Jun 1, 2021
- He - Him
May is Fibromyalgia Awareness month with May 12th being the official day this chronic condition is highlighted. At Tar Valon.Net, we have community members, family members and dear friends that suffer from this condition. We are bringing awareness to it, so that as a community we can encourage and support. Throughout this month, we will continue to explore and learn about this chronic condition.
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia, aka “fibrositis”, is a chronic pain condition caused by dysregulation in the central nervous system. Sensors in the brain misinterpret signals causing pain to be more intense than in someone who doesn’t suffer from Fibromyalgia. Other symptoms include (but aren’t limited to) fatigue, sleep problems, and other “overlapping” symptoms that mimic other conditions. These “overlapping” conditions include irritable bowel and bladder, headaches and migraines, restless legs syndrome (periodic limb movement disorder), impaired memory and concentration, skin sensitivities and rashes, dry eyes and mouth, anxiety, depression, ringing in the ears, dizziness, vision problems, Raynaud’s Syndrome, neurological symptoms, and impaired coordination.
Do you know any members, family, or friends suffering from this condition? What are you doing or have done to support them? (Please post below in this thread.). We also have some badges and Sigs that you can use to help us heighten awareness.