WHEREAS, Fibromyalgia is a condition affecting the central nervous system, for which there is currently no cure, which causes fatigue and debilitating pain; and
WHEREAS, family members of those with Fibromyalgia are 8 times more likely to also experience the illness, as compared to the inherited occurrence of other conditions of 2 to 3 times; and
WHEREAS, Fibromyalgia is not only very common but is typically also very disabling and up to 15-20 percent of Fibromyalgia patients may be on long-term disability; and
WHEREAS, patients with this illness live with widespread body pain, exteme fatigue, sleep disorders, stiffness and weakness, headaches, numbness and tingling, impairment of memory and concentration; and
WHEREAS, increased awareness and and expanded knowledge of the realities of living with Fibromyalgia and its impact on patients' function and quality of life will allow the community to better support those who struggle with the multifaceted management challenges of this complex chronic-pain illness and common co-existing conditions; and
WHEREAS, organizations and support groups across the Silver State have joined together to advocate for Fibromyalgia awareness and support, and a better future through research, diagnosis, education, and treatment.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 28th day of April, 2017.