Fibromyalgia Awareness Month: Day 1

As many of you know, about four and a half years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. May is national Fibromyalgia awareness month. For the next 31 days, I will be posting about Fibromyalgia, and how I manage it in my daily life. I hope to bring awareness and provide helpful information for my friends and family to better understand this disease.

I hope that my sharing will encourage you to donate to research and foundations that advocate for Fibromyalgia. I also hope that by sharing I can express how I am able to manage it, maintain a positive attitude, and live such a full life. I’m very blessed to have it under control; I know that is not the case for many. But I hope that by sharing over the next month, I can shed some light on some of the struggles I’ve had over the years.

So, let’s begin with the basics: What is Fibromyalgia?

“Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.

Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.”-Mayo Clinic

My name is Samantha Quinio. I am a Fibromyalgia warrior. I will be sharing information and my Fibromyalgia story each day for the next 31 days.

Please share, comment, and like these Fibromyalgia Awareness posts to call attention to this disease that impacts 2 to 4 percent of the population. Comment with questions, your story, or if you know a Fibromyalgia warrior. Let’s call attention to this disease and fight for a cure!

XO Sam

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