We had a Wonderful Response to this Year’s FM Awareness Day Event!
Many of you entered very inspirational stories despite living with Fibromyalgia. We would like to take this opportunity to thank
ALL of you who participated in the NFA contest!
Congratulations to our “Lemmon’s into Lemonade” Contest Winners!
We Would like to Congratulate…
Jennifer Miles, of Virginia Beach, VA
Lauryn East, of Thornton, CO
Watch for their Inspirational Stories and the Stories of our Runners up soon to be Posted on our Website!
Again, Wishing you all Improved Health!
Click Below to Print out the Pledge to Care Request Form for Family and Friends
How to Win the Support of Family and Friends
One of the challenges of fibromyalgia is that you don’t look sick. Family and friends may have a hard time accepting your illness, because it is not visibly obvious to them. Sense fibromyalgia is a condition that waxes and wanes; it can be difficult to understand why you are able to do some things on one day and not the next. Therefore, you will need to make every effort you can to help educate and communicate the reality of your situation to those who are part of your life.
It is useful to explain to your Family and Friends that it is not all in your head. Share with them information that explains the nervous system abnormalities and abnormal biochemistry. Take deeply into account that your “invisible” illness is going to have an impact on the people in your life … especially your immediate family. Together you need to understand what it means to have fibromyalgia – that it is … Read More >
The NFA pledges to continue to support, represent, and be the voice for people with Fibromyalgia
We here at the NFA are always trying to think of the fibromyalgia patients and what more we can do to try to help you through your journey of dealing with this difficult condition. This year we thought it would be appropriate to restate to you the NFA’s mission statement and the pledge we make to you the FM community.
We thought it would be fun for us to design and make available to you a poster which you can download and print listing the pledges we make to everyone with FM! So in the spirit of our shared community please click below to download your free copy of the poster. Thanks to all and Gentle Hugs, The NFA Board.