Entries by CSP

July 2019

Hello! For many fibro sufferers, “How did I get like this?” is an everyday question. Fibro has a lot of possible causes but one which I feel often gets overlooked is Trauma. Particularly in childhood. More and more research is being done into the possible links between trauma and conditions such as arthritis, lupus and […]

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Fibro, Trauma and Therapy

More and more research is being done into the possible links between trauma and conditions such as arthritis, lupus and Fibromyalgia. What I want to talk about here is how traumatic experiences in childhood may leave some people highly susceptible to Fibro in later life, and what can be done about it. On the way […]

June 2019

Hi there! The summer officially starts this month which means we are formally in the season of barbeques, salads, and generally more interesting food. So I thought it would be a good idea to combine this seasonal gastronomic enthusiasm with some useful info. So many times we are told that food is medicine and this […]

May 2019

Welcome To The Video Edition!   Why the video edition? Well, because I have found a couple of YouTube videos which I think you might find interesting, and another one to make you smile. But more on that in a bit. It’s a bright, sunny Saturday afternoon as I type this. The sunlight bouncing off […]

April 2019

Hi there! The poet S. J. Goldner once wrote: I’d like to spend April, sitting on a hill, With a mushroom for a parasol and violets for a frill. Well, that’s Gabapentin for you. Nonetheless, April is with us, the year is getting better and, with a bit of luck, so are you. If you […]

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Pulled in all directions?

For many, one of the worst symptoms of Fibromyalgia is ‘Brainfog’. An inability to think clearly which leaves us embarrassed, vulnerable and sometimes scared. Not being able to remember, or understand clearly what’s going on around you can leave you feeling lost and hopeless. But it might be more normal than you think, given what’s […]

March 2019

Hi There! I cannot believe it’s March already. Longer nights. Warmer days. I can’t wait. It always feels good to me when it feels like we can leave the dark winter days behind. My Fibro is always a bit happier, too. Firstly, I would like that thank all of you who took a moment to […]

February 2019

Hi Everyone! New Year – New Start 2018 saw many changes, not least of which was the stepping down of Karen Smith as Group Leader. Since Karen’s departure, Gill, Lesley and myself have been busily working behind the scenes to continue Karen’s legacy and take the Fibromyalgia Support Group forward. And boy have we been […]

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What Is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of widespread pain, fatigue and loss of restorative sleep. Other symptoms can include Irritable Bowel Syndrome (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. Fibromyalgia Syndrome was […]

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Sleep Disturbance in Fibromyalgia

How is it possible for sufferers to wake up in the morning feeling more tired than when they went to bed the night before? Some sufferers do not realise that this problem is recognised as one of the major symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Many people with FMS do not progress through the five stages of sleep. […]