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Sunday, 25 August 2013

As part of our attempt to raise awareness about all invisible conditions we're starting off with Fibromyalgia...

So what is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue. The pain tends to be felt as diffuse aching or burning, often described as head to toe. It may be worse at some times than at others. It may also change location, usually becoming more severe in parts of the body that are used most.
The fatigue ranges from feeling tired, to the exhaustion of a flu-like illness. It may come and go and people can suddenly feel drained of all energy – as if someone just “pulled the plug”.
The name fibromyalgia is made up from “fibro” for fibrous tissues such as tendons and ligaments; “my” indicating muscles; and “algia” meaning pain. - taken from Fibromyalgia Association UK

A video created to help raise awareness about Fibromyalgia:


Mission Statement: The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association unites patients, policy makers, and medical and scientific communities to transform lives through visionary support, advocacy, research and education to develop affordable and accessible treatments and cures for fibromyalgia and chronic pain illnesses.  - NFMCPA 

Local Support Groups in USA and across Other Continents

If you're interested in helping to raise awareness about Fibromyalgia then click this link to find out how you can get involved in awareness day events near you, wherever you are in the world! If you're situated in the USA click here to find events in your State!

Finally, if you'd like to know more information about Fibromyalgia please see our previous blog post about Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 2013!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

We're aware that a lot of our content has been about invisible conditions that we're most familiar with, that's why we want to branch out and not only educate others but also educate ourselves about the invisible conditions that we know little about!

To do this, we shall feature weekly content about all kinds of conditions with a new post being uploaded every Sunday. Some weeks we shall focus on an individual condition including content ranging from videos to personals stories, facts to useful links whereas in others we shall feature collaborations and events that are happening across the world to help raise awareness!

We really want to branch out and reach as many people across the world as possible educating them about all kinds of invisible conditions and we'd love you to share your stories to help educate us.

Over the next year we shall feature posts about as many invisible disabilities as possible from the picture below. Starting with next weeks post on Fibromyalgia. If you would like to contribute your useful links, personal stories or anything you think others should know about the condition please email it to: hideandseekid@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Hello All... 

This is just a quick message to say sorry that we've been a bit quiet the last few weeks on all of our social platforms we're currently working on the re-branding and relaunch of our blog for you guys (as you can see by our new blog layout, what do you think?)
  • We're working on some exciting projects and collaborating with some great people which we're excited to share with you all soon.
  • We'll keep you updated about what we're up to on all of our platforms so make sure you're following us on Twitter and have liked our Facebook page. 
  • If you have anything you'd like to include in our future weekly blog posts or just want to give us some feedback on our new look then we'd love to hear from you. Just email us at hideandseekid@hotmail.co.uk.
P.S. We're new to all this blog design stuff so we'd love to know what you think of it by emailing us at hideandseekid@hotmail.co.uk, and don't worry we do know that a few bits still need tweaking!