Fibromyalgia Awareness | Information, Tips, Support, Patient Stories

Dedicated to raise awareness about Fibromyalgia and offer online support. Find fibromyalgia information, news, interviews and tips.

The Fibromyalgia Facts Series - Poster 1

Fibromyalgia is an incurable (until now) chronic condition that essentially means that a fibromyalgia patients has no choice but to manage life around the symptoms. As this is more of a syndrome with umpteen symptoms ranging from pain to hypersensitivity (read more here), every day for every patient is different. Yet, I have never had / come across a fibromyalgia person with a pain level of 0 for a day. Some medicines work for some, not for others. Some therapies / exercises work for some, not for others.

In such a complicated life situation, the best thing is to stay informed and keep reading. There are a lot of Fibromyalgia blogs, Facebook Pages (our page) & Groups (our closed group only for page members), Offline Support Groups, etc. where we can learn from each other. Sometimes, just talking to a person in the same boat is a good help.

So we suggest that you stay informed and stay in touch with others with fibromyalgia. Who knows when and how a simple tip by someone can help you ease your symptoms. If nothing, the emotional support does provide a lot of relief.

Read. Learn. Share.

Take care and be strong.


This post is the first in The Fibromyalgia Facts Series of posters. I intend to create informative / motivational posters in this series to support the condition and raise awareness. Your ideas are most welcome.

Fibromyalgia Patient Interview 7: Lakshmi Rajagopalan

Meet Fibromyalgia warrior Lakshmi Rajagopalan from Bangalore, India, who coincidentally is just 5 days elder to me!!! As if when someone up there was deciding who all will get fibromyalgia later in life, selected people based on some permutation of their birth dates and allotted the year 2008 for her diagnosis and 2009 for me. Huh! Anyways, let's get realistic here and move on to Lakshmi's insightful and inspiring interview.

Age: 36 (as on July 2014)
Location: Bangalore, India
Occupation: Urban Planner
Kind of occupation: Full Time
Year when symptoms started: 2007
Diagnosed in: 2008
Marital Status: Married