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Focus Magazine

July highlights from Fibromyalgia Focus

JulyIn May I had the privilege of attending a rheumatology conference called OMERACT (Outcome Measures in Rheumatology & Arthritis Clinical Trials) designed to allow rheumatology experts to come together to discuss what outcomes they should be measuring in clinical trials and how these measurements should be made. I was invited as a patient participant and had the opportunity to learn about and offer opinions on fibromyalgia in research-related discussions.

It was an exciting opportunity, especially as it was based in Borneo, not a place I ever thought I'd visit! Take a look at page 11 to find out what I learnt about FM and current research techniques.

How are your levels of self-esteem? If you are finding that your self-esteem has plummeted recently, then take a look at page 18 where Bridie Nelson offers some Top Tips for boosting your self-esteem.

Bridie says: "One of the first things you can do when you wake up in the morning is to think about what makes you the special and unique person that you are.  Now it might not be easy to come up with a long list of positives at first, but as you get used to noticing some of the nice things people say to you and about you, it will get easier.”

Subscribe to Fibromyalgia Focus to read these articles and more.

Also, have you ever thought of becoming a regional coordinator (RC) for FMA UK? The RC elections for this year are coming up soon and on page 8 the current RCs give you a taste of what the job is like. Perhaps it is the new challenge you have been looking for!

Jean Crossley, RC for Yorkshire & Humberside says: "The role of RC brings with it many wonderful bonuses that some people with fibromyalgia often feel they have lost once they have made the decision to ‘give up’ gainful employment. It offers the holder an opportunity to meet up with many new people that they otherwise would not have met. People with extraordinary commitment to the fibromyalgia cause,..."

Happy reading and don't forget to keep sending in your stories, poems and ideas to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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