Students from the Bahia Academic League for the Study of Pain (LABED) participated in a meeting with patients from the Gente de Fibra group, on May 19, in Parque da Cidade, for the passage of the International Fibromyalgia Day, the date that marks the fight for awareness, respect and representativeness of the disease.
The program included the presentation of the purposes and objectives of an academic league and the activities carried out, in particular, by LABED. The meeting provided the realization of a listening of the members of the group. "We asked what pain would be for them, what improved and what worsened this pain. We carried out a dynamic in which a word or phrase about what fibromyalgia meant to them was written on paper (...). They gave suggestions for how to help, trying to solve that situation. With that, they realized that they were not alone and that they could help themselves and take care of themselves", reports the professor of the Physiotherapy course and coordinator of LABED, Bruno Goes.