12th May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. It is also the birth date of Florence Nightingale; a notable figure who it is believed suffered from this condition.

There is no part of my life, upon which I can look back without pain

Florence Nightingale

Although the term ‘Fibromyalgia’ was first used in 1976, conditions which resembled it can be traced back to the early 1800’s. The condition is largely unknown or misunderstood and on a day such as this, it is even more important to raise awareness of the condition in whatever way you can.

Last year I created a video which explained Fibromyalgia from my perspective. I have updated the video and will be sharing it wide and far.

How will you be raising awareness of Fibromyalgia this year? What strategies could you use to bring a wider understanding of Fibromyalgia? Comment and let me know.