May 12 ME/CFS FM Awareness Day Celebrates 25 Years

 

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By Leigh Reynolds at the Bateman Horne Center.

 

On May 12th, individuals around the globe will be celebrating International ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and 2017 marks the 25th anniversary. The May 12th date was chosen because it is Florence Nightingale’s birthday and she was believed to have suffered from ME/CFS. Every year a number of events are held to celebrate and highlight May 12th Awareness Day for ME/CFS and FM, kicking off on May 12th and continuing throughout the month of May.

Learn more about how it all started it at May12th.org

How will you participate this year? We have a host of suggestion for you to pick and choose from in order to make the most of this opportunity for all those with Myalgic Encephalomyeleitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromylagia (FM).

At the Bateman Horne Center, we want to focus our awareness efforts on elevating the voice of ME/CFS and FM in the medical community, because we won’t rest until all ME/CFS and FM patients receive first-class care delivered with compassion and integrity.

Thousands, perhaps millions of patients with ME/CFS and FM lack access to qualified and compassionate diagnosis, much less the first-class care they deserve. There is a misconceptions that we lack the clinical findings for ME/CFS and FM. We have the tools to make diagnosis more precise; every medical provider must simply learn to use them. Once they do, the illness will appear before their eyes.

 

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