As part of our quest to “Create awareness for matters that matter,” Awareness Gift Boutique would like to provide some basic information about a chronic medical condition called fibromyalgia.
Extreme Pain of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is characterized by long-term, body-wide pain and tender points— which are specific locations on the body that are overly sensitive when pressed— in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia is unique because it can develop on its own or along with other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
The extreme pain caused by fibromyalgia can actually mimic the pain that occurs with types of arthritis, but the swelling, destruction, and deformity of joints seen in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis do not occur with fibromyalgia alone.
Living with Fibromyalgia
Some people with fibromyalgia notice that their pain improves during the day yet increases again during the evening, but many fibromyalgia patients have unrelenting pain every single day and every single night. The pain can increase with activity, anxiety, and stress, and in some cases it varies depending on the weather.
We hope you’ll join us in our fight for fibromyalgia awareness with the help of our exclusive line of inspiring fibromyalgia awareness and support apparel and gifts. The eye-catching designs and purple fibromyalgia awareness ribbons can help everyone spread the word and help educate
Here are just a few examples of shirts available in our online boutique:
The informational content of this blog is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.