Support and Friendship for anyone with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain and CFS on the Isle of Wight

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Understanding

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of widespread pain, fatigue and loss of restorative sleep. Other symptoms can include IBS, short term memory lapses, confusion, headaches, skin sensations/sensitivity, eye and jaw problems, and loss of balance. Many sufferers have the symptoms for months and even years, before being correctly diagnosed.

Recognizing

Fibromyalgia Syndrome was recognized by the World Health Organisation during a consensus conference in Copenhagen between 17th and 20th August 1992. FMS is also recognized by the various benefits agencies and there have been successful instances of sufferers claiming long-term medical insurance payments and pensions.

Helping

Fibromyalgia Action UK, a registered charity administered by Trustees, offers information and support to sufferers and carers, as well as co-ordinating 100 local groups throughout the UK, including Northern Ireland and Guernsey. The Wight Fibro Group is proud to be working with them to provide support on the Isle of Wight.

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July 2019

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