- Fibro Action and FMA UK are now Fibromyalgia Action UK
- Welcome to FMA UK
The Guardian featured a touching and heartbreaking article, where fibromyalgia sufferer gave an account on how it is to live with fibromyalgia, the pain and the struggle she has to endure every day. Her words ‘’ ‘I have to accept I will be in pain every day of my life’’ are striking.
This article will also be printed on Saturday the 10th October in the Guardian Magazine on ‘’The Experience’’ page. To read the online article visit:
If you would like to raise awareness about fibromyalgia in your local media and would like support with it, contact us.
Katie Sturgeon will cut her amazing long hair to raise funds and awareness about fibromyalgia. Katie said: ‘’My mum was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia after having persistent pain with no obvious cause. Luckily she saw a GP with experience of the condition and she was diagnosed relatively quickly. She has gone from a very active person to someone who struggles to get out of bed in the morning and who relies on a wheelchair to get around. My mum can no longer drive, walk our dog or sit and play with her granddaughter. It has been a huge adjustment for our family to make and even now we are still trying find ways to manage.
Sally Sprigg together with friend Kate completed 18 miles and 16 bridges in 5 hours, raising funds and awareness about fibromyalgia. Sally told us her story: ‘’I've suffered with myofascial pain syndrome for over 13 years as well as fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome too. 13 years ago I got hit by a car and knocked off my bike and suffered damage to my lower back and left leg.
Gillian Smith and Linda Dunn are good friends. Gillian suffers from fibromyalgia and Linda will run the Loch Ness Marathon for FMA UK, while Gillian supports Linda with her fundraising efforts. Gillian tells us about their inspirational story of friendship and support:
Abigail Papuga is running the Bournemouth Marathon on the 4th October. Read the inspiring story:
Abigail: ‘’In April I started running outside, not something I had done since school. Running was a new experience and off I went running in the local woods around where I lived. Naively, about 4 weeks into running I felt I needed to ‘book a race’ to make sure I kept momentum. I dismissed the 5k’s – seemed too easy (!) and took on the gigantic task of a ‘half marathon’. I was curious enough to book this straight away but sensible enough to give myself 5 months to train. So google gave me my training plan, alcohol was banned and my life was taken over by running. And I did it! October 4th 2014 I ran my 1st competitive race and completed the half marathon in 2hrs 32mins. I was delighted!
...and I vowed never to run again!
Several members of Abbey Mill Fitness Club, based in the same building as FMA UK head office are taking part in the Loch Ness Festival of Running Sunday 27/09/15 on behalf of FMA UK. They will be participating in the marathon, 10K and 5K races.