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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Make Fibromyalgia Visible: Quick Facts About Fibromyalgia
You can't make fibromyalgia visible if you don't know that fact. So here they are, the
quick facts about fibromyalgia
courtesy of the Fibromyalgia Network (
Fibromyalgia affects 3 to 5 percent of the population (that means almost 1.5 million people in the United States live with fibromyalgia)
It 0ccurs in people of all ages, including children
More women are diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but men can have it too
Fibromyalgia is a condition that is chronic and long-term, but the severity of symptoms can fluctuate throughout the day
About 25% of people with fibromyalgia are unable to work due to the severity of their symptoms
The first drug specifically for fibromyalgia was approved by the FDA in 2007 and more treatments are currently under development
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5/12/2010 01:00:00 PM
Make Fibromyalgia Visible
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
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