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NAWP produces factsheet to mark Fibromyalgia Awareness Month

May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month and to raise awareness of this condition, the PDA NAWP Network has launched a factsheet. The month provides an opportunity to reflect on how people suffering from this chronic condition can be better supported.

Mon 30th May 2022 The PDA

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues. Symptoms can vary in severity and may come and go or be persistent. Anyone can be affected by fibromyalgia however, the condition affects around 7 times as many women as men.

Due to non-specific symptoms, fibromyalgia is sometimes mistaken for other conditions and might only be diagnosed many years after the onset of the first symptoms. Estimates suggest nearly 1 in 20 people may be affected by fibromyalgia to some degree.

The PDA NAWP Network acknowledges that the condition affects predominantly women and wants to play a role in raising awareness, providing pharmacists affected by this condition with support. They also want to increase the understanding of pharmacists who are involved in the care of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

Download the factsheet here

thumbnail of Fibromyalgia factsheet

Get involved

The PDA NAWP Network is keen to hear about personal stories. Pharmacists who are affected by fibromyalgia that would like to share their story can email the PDA NAWP Network on

  • Follow the PDA NAWP Network on social media using the hashtag #PDAnawp
  • For more information about the PDA NAWP Network, click here.
  • If you would like to get involved with the network and its activities, please email:


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