Saturday, 17 September 2011

FMSSAS eNews 11.09.17

Good morning!
I hope it is a good one for you, despite the rain!  I’ve had a week of medical appointments – Tues. Session with physiotherapist; Weds. X-ray and Consultation at the Horder Centre about my hip replacement revision; Thurs. Blood Test at Southwater Village Surgery; Fri. Dental appointment in Horsham.  Thanks to family and friends for providing transport during this time of non-driving!
37.   Take advantage of today because tomorrow is not promised.
Fibromyalgia Awareness Week
How did I miss this?  Post dislocation stress?  Fibro fog?  Whatever!  However, it’s never too late to raise awareness.  Think what YOU can do.  Whenever!
Kelly’s Kontribution
The Brain-Gut Connection in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

30 Tips for Treating CFS/FMS When All Else Fails

Large candidate gene association study reveals genetic risk factors and therapeutic targets for fibromyalgia

Psychological distress in fibromyalgia patients: A role for Catechol-O-Methyl-Transferase Val158Met polymorphism.
Vitamins Direct merge with Goldshield
Welcome discounts offered at the new joint site.  It says “We are confident that this new site will provide Easier Browsing and Ordering, Better Value and even More Choices.”
The Optimal Health Clinic
The Optimum Health Clinic is an integrative medicine clinic with a specialism in fatigue based conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, M.E., fibromyalgia and post-viral fatigue (for simplicity sake all referred to as M.E. within this site). 
It is a clinic founded and run by ex-sufferers for those affected by these potentially devastating conditions.
Offers a free information pack – Videos, Reports and a DVD.  Worth applying for!
Massage Envy - Fibromyalgia: Management Through Massage
Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healthcare still in practice. At Massage Envy, our professional massage therapists concentrate on improving blood circulation in the muscles, which increases the flow of nutrients and eliminates waste products. This is particularly beneficial for those with fibromyalgia as it can reduce your heart rate, relax your muscles, improve range of motion in your joints, and increase production of your body's natural painkillers.
Yoga Can Counteract Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests
"Previous research suggests that the most successful treatment for fibromyalgia involves a combination of medications, physical exercise and development of coping skills," said James Carson, Ph.D., a clinical health psychologist and an assistant professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine. "Here, we specifically focused on yoga to determine whether it should be considered as a prescribed treatment and the extent to which it can be successful."
New Medicines For Fibromyalgia
If you have fibromyalgia syndrome, then you have probably tried countless treatments in order to help reduce your many symptoms. There are a wide variety of medications available to treat the widespread pain, fatigue, and depression caused by fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, a lot of this medication causes numerous side effects and requires persistent fine-tuning in order to be beneficial. Luckily, a number of new fibromyalgia medications are now available to help manage your fibromyalgia symptoms.
Possible Fibromyalgia Drug Moves Forward
Droxidopa is a synthetic version of a substance your body uses to make the neurotransmitter/hormone norepinephrine. Norepinephrine performs several important functions, and your body also uses it to produce dopamine, another important neurotransmitter. Studies have shown that this drug can improve fatigue, weakness, concentration, and orthostatic hypotension (blood pressure drop upon standing, which causes dizziness) in several conditions.
Managing my Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia News... Recent Fibromyalgia Headlines And News Articles In The News.  A collection of ‘News ‘ items about fibro.
Understanding Fibromyalgia Pain - 7 Types of Fibromyalgia Pain
You hear a lot about "fibromyalgia pain," but those of us with fibromyalgia (FMS) experience several kinds of pain.
“Medically speaking, only a few of the fibromyalgia-pain types I talk about here have names and definitions. But just as Eskimos have several words for snow, I think we need to have several ways to name, define and categorize our pain. I've created some of my own categories, based on my experience and on conversations with other fibromites. My hope is that understanding the medical terms will help us communicate better with doctors, while my categories will help you understand your illness and let you know you're not alone.”
Mental vs. Emotional Decisions in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Most people make emotional buying decisions. That's great for the sales person, but it can be costly for the buyer. When it comes to fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other health decisions, it's even more important to follow your head and not your heart.
That’s it for today.  Some items, for various reasons, have been held over until next week.  I hope I’ll be able to maintain contact with you all.   My hip is unstable, so I hope it doesn’t dislocate again.  I will keep you informed.  Meanwhile I hope your problems are few and that you are coping.
Best regards to you all

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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