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Surviving Bloodstock Music Festival with Fibromyalgia


We’ve been going to Bloodstock for a good few years now, an annual pilgrimage that we look forward to every year. In 2014 though, I struggled. Having been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia at the end of 2013, I wasn’t sure exactly what impact it would have on my BOA experience or what I would need to do to compensate for my reduced energy and ongoing pain, while also trying to enjoy the festival. After experiencing the festival without making any provisions or allowances, I knew that in 2015 some things needed to change if I was to continue attending.

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5 Ways To Support Your Friend With Fibromyalgia


If you know someone with Fibromyalgia, you may be wondering what on earth you can do to help and support them. Friendships are incredibly important and being able to maintain those relationships can make a massive difference to someone with Fibromyalgia.

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Fibromyalgia Awareness Day – 12th May


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.

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8 Lesser Known Symptoms of Fibromyalgia ~ Infographic


Fibromyalgia tends to be associated with muscle pain, joint pain and fatigue. The truth is that there are numerous other symptoms that also exist. Based on my own experiences, I have compiled a list of another 8 symptoms that are part of my Fibromyalgia.

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