These Products Can Help You Raise Awareness of Fibromyalgia
Although fibromyalgia is not a rare condition, as it affects roughly 10 million people in the United States alone, there is still much that is unknown about the condition. Currently, fibromyalgia has no cure, and while researchers have theories, there is no singular identified cause. The illness wasn’t even officially recognized until 1981, and diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia weren’t established until 1990. While the disease itself is likely not “new,” recognition and understanding of it still is.
With so many people across the world affected by the pain, fatigue and brain fog of fibro, it is critical we raise awareness of the condition. Not only do those with the illness deserve support, understanding and empathy from their loved ones, but they also deserve better treatment options and, one day, a cure.
To help those looking for a way to raise awareness of fibromyalgia – whether for yourself, a loved one, or your fellow warriors – we compiled a list of products you can buy to help spread the word about this disease. The more awareness we generate, the bigger the changes we can make in the lives of those affected.
Here are our picks for fibromyalgia awareness products:
The NFA is a nonprofit organization that supports those who struggle with fibromyalgia.
Sam Martin has over a hundred different sparkly pins that raise awareness of various chronic illnesses, including fibromyalgia, on her Etsy shop, ChronicallyDivine.
InvisibleButPresent shares a wide variety of designs on CafePress to raise awareness of fibromyalgia.
Lynne, the artist behind ME2UDezignz, sells handmade jewelry on Etsy to raise awareness for fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and other invisible illnesses.
The NFCPA is a nonprofit organization that provides information and support to those with fibromyalgia and chronic pain (as well as their families) and raises awareness of these conditions.
DrDevience lives with fibromyalgia and shares her designs on CafePress.
Jessica Au Buchon sells several fibro-related shirts on her Etsy shop.
Our picks: “Fibromyalgia Gave Me an Unbeatable Poker Face” Shirt ($25), “Fibromyalgia Taught Me to Enjoy the Little Things” Shirt ($25) and “I Am Fibro Strong” Shirt ($25)
To raise awareness of fibromyalgia, lorijdep offers several variations of the circular design containing two hearts on CafePress.
MissA has fibromyalgia and has created a number of fibro-related designs which are available on CafePress.
Awareness.shop sells merchandise to help you support your cause and – you guessed it – raise awareness.
Our picks: Fibromyalgia Awareness Bangle Bracelet ($9.95) and “Never Underestimate the Strength of a Fibro Warrior” Hooded Sweatshirt ($39.95)