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August FaMily magazine

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First Approved Treatment for FM
Lyrica (pregabalin) has been approved by the FDA in America for the treatment of fibromyalgia.  On June 21st 2007 the FDA approved the first medication to specifically treat Fibromyalgia symptoms. Lyrica has been approved for use in adults only…..  

Do You Struggle to Find Travel Insurance? By Kathy Longley
Having a pre-existing medical condition like fibromyalgia can make it difficult to secure comprehensive travel insurance at a reasonable premium. You can be penalised for taking medications, being on a hospital waiting list or having more than one illness, leading to astronomical premiums, huge excesses or even a refusal to cover you at all... 

A ‘healthy diet' was much better 50 years ago. Why? By Linda Horncastle
Recently, I met Dr Robert Lister and was pleased to find I was talking to someone who understood FMS. He specialises in brain chemistry and nutritional supplements and spoke at the Bournemouth FMA UK conference on a research paper he did in relation to Coenzyme Q10 and Ginkgo biloba in FMS.......Subscribe to FaMily Magazine to get more of theses articles

In the Spotlight with Dr Robert Lister
Dr Lister is currently Chairman of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition (IBCHN) at London Metropolitan University and runs his own Consultancy business specialising in nutritional pharmacology. IBCHN is a world leading research centre into the effects of essential fatty acids on brain function. Here he talks about his research carried out into fibromyalgia and gives his opinion on essential fatty acids.... 

Common Changes During Pregnancy-weeks 16-30 by midwife Denyse Moore
Pregnancy is a miraculous time of constant change for you and your baby. During the second and third trimester of your pregnancy you will continue to experience physical and emotional changes. Some symptoms are natural while others may be warning signs of complications....

FMA UK Volunteer Awards 2007
Nomination forms were sent to all groups and appeared in the magazine, so that the people that volunteer their services can be recognised for their unselfish support to those with fibromyalgia. Thank you to all those of you who sent in forms and gave us the difficult task of deciding between the hard working volunteers that make such a difference to so many people with fibromyalgia. The awards were announced and presented to those present at the Group Leaders' Meeting. Each person nominated received a certificate and there were winners for each region that had nominations and then an overall winner.... 

Group Leaders' Meeting, Portishead 19th May
The annual meeting for group leaders moves around the country to make it accessible to different groups of people and to ensure that the travelling is evened out. This year was the turn of the southwest and Betty Farron organised the venue in Portishead on the Bristol Estuary. The local group of North Somerset was well prepared and greeted people with pre-prepared personal name badges and refreshments. There were even flowers on the tables. Our thanks go to Betty and all the helpers who made sure the day went smoothly....

FM Tips-Travelling Safely with Medications
Whether you are travelling domestically or internationally, you won't want an illness to disrupt either your vacation or business plans. This means planning well, managing your medications wisely and consulting your physician or pharmacist about proper precautions to take before you leave home… 

“You are more than your label” with Life Coach Pam Wright
Have you ever thought about how many life roles you try to fulfil on a daily basis?  And how many labels that have become attached to you as you have made your way forward in life?  Some of them you may be happy to have collected and be proud to live with; some may have been given without your permission or knowledge…. 

Yeast Issues: A Summary of Symptoms and Associated Health Problems by Blake Graham, BSc, AACNEM
A small amount of yeast micro-organisms are normal inhabitants of our intestinal eco system. Disturbance of intestinal microbiology and immune function, which are closely linked, predisposes to excessive levels of intestinal yeast. … 

Sleep Council (bed manufacturers) website questionnaire
Does Your Bed Pass Our MOT? Can't remember when you bought your bed? Unsure whether it needs changing? Why not complete the Sleep Council Bed MOT check…. purchase a year's subscription.

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