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Highlights from FMA UK's section in October's FaMily magazine

FMA UK October FaMily magazine section Monday, 25th September 2006 Each month articles included in the Fibromyalgia Association section of the FaMily Magazine will be previewed on this site. If you like the look of what you see you can decide to purchase a year's subscription.  Image

University Success for Lisa Although I had fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndromes throughout my whole degree, I was not diagnosed until the end of my second year, so I had to endure the first two years of my degree being treated as a healthy student! This included week long field trips in chilly November along river corridors and across muddy fields.  My low confidence meant that I did not often ask for coursework extensions pre-diagnosis, ... 

Grand Opening of New Fibromyalgia Clinic On September 18th a new fibromyalgia clinic opened at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. This was a day of celebration for the Fibromyalgia Shrewsbury Support Group, led by Jan Pugh, who have worked hard in conjunction with hospital staff to make this clinic a reality. "This is really marvellous news," said Jan. "I am thrilled to have taken part in this project. Our group has only been going 18 months and ...  Subscribe to FaMily Magazine to get more of theses articles

How Can Yoga Help?Kathy Varley has been a practitioner of meditation and yoga for thirty years. In 1992 she started to share the benefits of yoga by leading groups and addressing specific health needs; during this interesting and fulfilling time of her life the question that she has heard the most is: how can yoga help me? Here she shares her insight into how yoga can help people and invites some of her current students from Sussex & Surrey to share their experiences. It's my experience that yoga practice offers a reflection of our attitude and the way we posture ...  

The ACR Diagnostic Criteria: Retain or Review? By Kathy Longley (Based on interviews with Dr Ernest Choy and Professor Robert Bennett.)The ability to diagnose fibromyalgia has been of great benefit to patients and clinicians alike.  "I find the diagnosis of fibromyalgia very helpful," agrees Dr Ernest Choy, a rheumatologist from King's College London.  "My patients also find it helpful because they know they are suffering from a condition that is recognized and they can find out more information. Without the diagnosis patients feel dissatisfied, are reluctant to take medications and, not unreasonably, feel extremely concerned about their health." Nevertheless some experts continue to argue that the label of fibromyalgia is nonsensical ...  

In the Spotlight with Dr Serena CarvilleDr Serena Carville is leading a study at King's College London to investigate the effects of the drug milnacipran on the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Here she explains what the study involves, how milnacipran works and what results she is hoping for.

What is milnacipran? How is it believed to work?Milnacipran is a class of anti-depressant known as a ‘dual re-uptake inhibitor’.  It works on both serotonin and noradrenaline (neurotransmitters involved in pain transmission), with a greater potency for noradrenaline, and therefore is expected to have a better effect on chronic pain...  

Fibromyalgia & Me by Gill ParrattI became ill only weeks after having my ovaries removed in June 2002 (I had had a hysterectomy four years previous). The pain I was in was so severe and debilitating that I decided I needed answers sooner rather than later. After numerous blood tests I was advised to see a rheumotologist. Needless to say the NHS waiting list was a minimum of nine months, so I was forced into going private. After yet more blood tests and a radioactive scan I was eventually diagnosed with FM and trigger point myofascial dysfunction on Christmas Eve 2002 ...

 From Christine’s Cookbook

There are lots of good reasons for eating wild salmon - apart from its great taste. For a start, it contains omega 3, the essential fatty acids known as the ‘super-unsaturates’…..  

Dr Mark Pellegrino, Author of Fibromyalgia:Up Close & Personal, Addresses the Following Topics:

Irritable Bowel SyndromeIrritable Bladder & treatmentsDepressionAnxiety disorders / panic attacksNear-Syncope (fluctuation in blood pressure causing faintness) & treatment Migraines and treatment strategies……  

HOT TIPS FROM THE FORUM

It is interesting to see the most read topic is Fibromyalgia Pain, with 250 topics and almost 2,000 hits. A great resource for anyone newly diagnosed, this includes a huge range of pain and gain……  

Lyme Disease Action 2006 Conference Report.Sweats, fatigue, muscle pain, headache, tingling sensations, forgetfulness, tremors, weight gain, poor stamina, joint pains, neck pain and stiffness, fleeting numbness and bowel disturbance. Do some of these symptoms sound familiar to you?  

THE SKYDIVER & THE ORPHAN TEDDY BEAR

This is the story of a very nervous teddy bear called Steiff, a small squashy cuddly orphaned bear called Groupie, and a fibromyalgic skydiver……  

It’s Still YOUR Life & It’s There to Be Lived! Life Coaching with Pam Wright

I first experienced intermittent brain/speech difficulties as a teenager.  Looking back now it was initially linked to hormonal changes and migraines but later became more prolonged following weeks of illness with glandular fever.  Many, many years later, with the onset of FM I was reacquainted with the problem of a completely blank mind, losing the thread of what I was saying and making up some great new words along the way….  

From The Soapbox by Jeanne Hambleton

The Patients’ Association has discovered large numbers of patients who are worried about confronting their own GP on health problems ……

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