Entries by CSP

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. […]

January 2019

Hello, and a Happy New Year! I hope your Christmas has been filled with fun, food and gifts you actually wanted. I don’t know about you but, for me, the beginning of a New Year fills me with excitement and hope for all the things that might be, complemented by a niggle of dismay for […]

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Working With Medical Professionals

Working With Medical Professionals One of the most important members of your healthcare team is your Doctor. His/Her job is to provide you with advice, treatment and hope. Your job is to help health care providers to help you. This shouldn’t be a one sided relationship, you cannot expect your doctor to wave a magic […]

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Tips to help manage your pain

Not only is pain the main symptom of Fibromyalgia, it is a symptom that can be treated in a variety of ways. People with Fibromyalgia have different types of pain, so it is important to work with your Medical Professional to find out what treatment is best suited to your needs. Sometimes multiple treatments are […]

December 2018

Hi Everyone! I hope this newsletter finds you well. We’ve had some dreary damp weather of late, but Christmas is on the way so it’s all mince pies and log fires from here on. My new hobby We have a lovely big shower in our house. Plenty of room for a good scrub and sloosh!  […]

November 2018

Hi everyone, Halloween has been and gone, the weather is getting colder and Christmas is on its way. I don’t know about you, but it’s about this time of year that I get out the sofa duvet (yes, I have one) and spend the evenings snuggled up in front of the telly with mugs of […]

October 2018

Hello and Autumnal Greetings to you! I can’t believe how good the weather has been lately. I hope you’ve all been able to enjoy it one way or another. This is our first newsletter since Karen began to hand over the reins in preparation for her move to Spain. Whilst we haven’t lost Karen yet, […]