What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a common painful condition of the soft tissues, mainly your muscles. This condition causes widespread pain, chronic fatigue, sleep disorders, stiffness, chemical and or food allergies, skin sensitivities, as well as other symptoms. Fibromyalgia is not some imaginary disease – it’s real. There are 5 to 6 million people known to suffer from this condition.

With Fibromyalgia there are good days and bad days. There are days when you’re in so much pain that you don’t want to move, but you must keep moving. There are days when you feel you can literally move mountains – then you overexert yourself- and for the next day or two you try to regain your strength and composure.

You may wonder why I chose to talk about this condition in my blog. In a way it goes hand in hand with why we developed our products.

Several years ago I worked in a building, in which that building was categorized as a “sick building.” I couldn’t figure out why when I was at home I felt fine, but after arriving at work I’d experience sinus headaches, lightheadedness and I had difficulty concentrating. I gradually started having aches and pains that I couldn’t explain. I felt like I had the flu without the other symptoms associated with the flu. Then came the sudden onset of fragrance sensitivities to products and cleaning solutions and eventually it took a toll on my health. Since my immune system was compromised, I was always fighting off viruses. I eventually contributed all these symptoms to stress. However, after being in this building for approximately 2 ½ years, we were also exposed to methane gas.

Life may throw you a lemon (sickness and disease) but it’s up to you to make lemonade. The world isn’t going to change because of your afflictions, especially if your afflictions are not visible to the naked eye. It’s up to you to make a difference. For me, I had a problem and with the help of my family we created a solution to my sensitivities to hair care products – Pure’ity Hypo-allergenic Hair Care Products.

There are many resources available for Fibromyalgia patients. Go to www.fmaware.org – this is the National Fibromyalgia Association website.

If you’re experiencing symptoms similar to the ones I mentioned, please consult with your health care provider.

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