This week (2 - 9 September 2018) is Fibromyalgia Awareness Week and we wanted to answer some questions we frequently get asked about how computers and digital technology can be adapted to help those with fibromyalgia and other similar conditions.
Fibromyalgia has been in the news recently with Kirsty Young the presenter of Radio 4 "Desert Island Discs" announcing that she is going to take a break from the programme as her fibromyalgia is causing her issues. The condition is much misunderstood and causes pain all over the body. Fibromyalgia can also have symptoms such as non refreshing sleep and clumsiness. This week (2-9th September) is Fibromyalgia Awareness Week.
Fibromyalgia is a long misunderstood, often painful condition. As well as widespread pain and fatigue, it can cause irritable bowel, sensitivity to changes in weather, noise, light and smoke, headaches and migraines, cognitive disturbances and dizziness. Although the cause isn’t completely understood, it is thought that stress and trauma play their part in its onset.