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Something Purple on Fibromyalgia Awareness Day



The Something Purple campaign to mark the Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on 12th May is back!

Millions of people suffer from fibromyalgia that is aptly called Invisible Illness. Yet, there is lack of awareness in most places.

This Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, 12th May 2015, let's have Something Purple to support awareness. Here's a poem on some tips. Just have Something Purple, click a pic posing with it and share it on our Facebook Page.

We shall create a collage of all the pics and share it on our Facebook page as a lovely memory.

11 Tips to plan a day out when you have #Fibromyalgia


With Fibromyalgia, stepping out everyday is not possible for every warrior. Yet, there are days when you want to step out and get some fresh air. Be it your birthday, an anniversary, a little picnic or even grocery shopping, it's a special occasion when a fibromyalgfia warrior needs to spend the entire day out of home.

Here are 11 Tips to smartly plan a day out when you have #Fibromyalgia:

Are you unknowingly torturing someone with Fibromyalgia?


If you know someone with Fibromyalgia, please understand that those with this illness have difficulty doing certain things which appear too easy to you. There are some days they can manage even with extreme pain, but most days, they simply can't. Yet, if you say that you want them to do something, they might go out of their way to do it and spoil their symptoms further. And the fact is that while they will always try their best to care for people, people take their illness for granted and don't care about them.

IN A SINGLE DAY, FIBROMYALGIA PATIENTS CANNOT - wake up the kids, get them ready, cook breakfast, serve stuff, clean house, take care of unwell people at home, visit doctors, get groceries, work from home / do full-time / part-time job, do the dishes, talk to clients / relatives, cook lunch, snacks, dinner, remember to do several things, be active all through the day, go for walks, sleep on time and stay or look happy.

Let me look good | Poem

We, with invisible illnesses, don't and we won't look sick. So the day we feel a bit better, we dress up for ourselves, wear that smile and do what we like.

We hope people take those with invisible illnesses seriously.

Here's a list of some invisible illnesses: 
  1. Allergies
  2. Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD
  3. Arachnoiditis
  4. Asperger Syndrome
  5. Asthma
  6. Cancer
  7. Celiac
  8. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  9. Crohn's disease
  10. Chronic Myofascial Pain
  11. Colitis
  12. Depression and Mental Illness
  13. Diabetes
  14. Fibromyalgia
  15. Headaches, Migraines, etc.
  16. Heart Conditions
  17. IBS and Food Intolerance
  18. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension 
  19. Infertility
  20. Lupus
  21. Lyme Disease
  22. Multiple Sclerosis
  23. Neurological Conditions
  24. Renal failure
  25. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  26. Schizophrenia
  27. Sjogren’s Syndrome
  28. Sleep disorders


Taking the #FibromyalgiaPalmChallenge to the next level


Do you know a celebrity personally? An actor, author, musician, painter, mayor, senator, dancer, singer, speaker...? Someone who can take the #FibromyalgiaPalmChallenge, tag others and help us reach the next stage? Can you ask them to take the challenge and encourage others to do so?

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