Saturday, 10 September 2011

FMSSAS eNews 11.09.10


Hello Fibro Friends
Here’s another bumper bundle for you!  I hope you find it helpful and useful.
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WORDz FOR THE WEEK
36.    Open your eyes . . . there might be something worth seeing . . .
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Worthing Area Newsletter for September
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FMSSAS On-line Message Board
The Administrator has asked me to remind you that the message board is still alive!  We have a reasonably good community going on there, with word games encouraging member usage. We also have people posting questions and getting answers from other members of the board.  Please feel free to participate.  It’s there for your benefit.
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Kelly’s Kontribution
Cerebral Blood Flow Alterations in Pain-Processing Regions of Patients
with Fibromyalgia Using Perfusion MR Imaging
https://listserv.nodak.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind1108d&L=co-cure&T=0&P=5605

Fibromyalgia & Cerebral Blood Flow Alterations
https://listserv.nodak.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind1108d&L=co-cure&T=0&P=6337

The Comparative Burden of Mild, Moderate and Severe Fibromyalgia:
Results from a Cross-Sectional Survey in the United States
https://listserv.nodak.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind1108d&L=co-cure&T=0&P=6614

Myalgia & Fatigue -Translation from Mouse Sensory Neurons to FM & CFS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21882454

Effects of Bedtime Very Low Dose Cyclobenzaprine on Symptoms and Sleep Physiology in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Double-blind Randomized Placebo-controlled Study.
https://listserv.nodak.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind1109a&L=co-cure&T=0&P=1715


Fibromyalgia symptoms, physical function, and comorbidity in middle-aged and older adults.
https://listserv.nodak.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind1109a&L=co-cure&T=0&P=2303

Four Common Errors in Studies on ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia
https://listserv.nodak.edu/cgi-bin/wa.exe?A2=ind1109a&L=co-cure&T=0&P=3952


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Honoring Your Limits With Fibromyalgia
“Putting yourself first is a hard concept for most of us to grasp. I believe we are givers and over achievers by nature. I also believe that these personality traits, while noble, contribute to our illness. But they can be overcome. It takes time and it takes practice. Give yourself a challenge. Take one thing off your plate this week. Just say no to it, and instead, spend that time doing something healthy that nourishes you. Be a little selfish. You will be amazed at how it makes it that much easier to honor the many commitments in your life.”
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The Forbidden Food You Should Never Stop Eating
The demonization of saturated fat began in 1953, when Dr. Ancel Keys published a paper comparing saturated fat intake and heart disease mortality. His theory turned out to be flimsy, to say the least, but the misguided ousting of saturated fat has continued unabated ever since. Fortunately, the truth is finally starting to come out, as medical scientists have begun to seriously question Keys' findings.
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The 12 Fighting Foods to Help Virtually All of Your Current Health Problems
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Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE is now online!
Read magazine here:
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Free hypnosis Sessions with Hypnotist Jason Newland
There are over 200 FREE hypnosis sessions.  You can download  MP3 Audios or watch the  sessions on Video.  All Free.
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Social Security Disability Benefits for Fibromyalgia
If you have fibromyalgia, Social Security disability benefits may be available to you. To determine whether you are disabled by fibromyalgia, the Social Security Administration will consider whether your fibromyalgia qualifies as a severe medically determinable impairment at Step 2 of the Sequential Evaluation Process. If your fibromyalgia qualifies at Step 2, the Social Security Administration then considers whether your condition is severe enough to equal a listing at Step 3 of the Sequential Evaluation Process.  Read more . . .
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Change DWP Medicals for Fibromyalgia Syndrome
If you are concerned about the way FMS sufferers are assessed by the DWP for DLA and ESA please sign this petition
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DOCTOR DISCUSSION GUIDE
If you think you may have Fibromyalgia (FM) or CFS/ME you should talk to your doctor. Only a healthcare provider can determine if you have FM or CFS/ME. Be prepared for your visit with a list of your symptoms and medications so you can make the most of your meeting with your healthcare provider, you will likely have limited time.
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Doing Good Keeps You Doing Well
How Doing Good Helps You
Like a lot of Boomers these days, you may be leading a full and fairly stressful life. Here's a counterintuitive way to make yourself feel better both emotionally and physically. Add one more item to your To Do list: volunteering. And if you're retired with a little leisure on your hands, filling the void with projects that reach out to others is a scientifically proven way to boost your morale and your immune system at the same time.
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Exercise with Fibromyalgia is impossible
Is it?  Rebecca Richmond explains that the key is appropriate exercise.  See what else she says about it.
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Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB/Xyrem)
GHB is now a controlled substance and can only be prescribed by your physician and dispensed from a central pharmacy. However, more and more physicians are prescribing Xyrem for alternative uses, including fibromyalgia. With careful monitoring, Xyrem may be an alternative for your own fibromyalgia symptoms.
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And finally – off subject but interesting!  Global Incident Map
Minute by minute update on world incidents.
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On that note, here’s hoping there are no major (or even minor) catastrophes in your life this week!
Kindest regards to all
Stella

N.B. I would like to point out to you all that the information in my eNewsletters does not necessarily infer endorsement by the charity Fibromyalgia Support for Surrey & Sussex.   Any advice or recommendation of a medical or legal nature must always be discussed with a qualified professional. The charity cannot be held responsible for omissions and/or errors.
Sites I refer you to are for information only.  They might conflict in their opinions, they might not even be medically sound, but I merely offer them for you to peruse and make your own judgements, accept or reject as you will.  Only by reading widely can we get an overall picture of fibromyalgia syndrome and how we can deal with its symptoms, learn to cope with them and still have a life.  I also include various awareness and local issues as well as general health considerations.  Anyone wishing to reproduce any of the above items in printed form should seek permission from the originators.

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