Saturday, 12 November 2011

FMSSAS eNews 11.11.12

Hello to you all
Apologies if anyone thinks I provide information overload!  I just want to pass on as much as possible to help you.  You can be selective in your reading, but you might miss something important if you do not explore all items!!  The choice is yours.
45. If you smile when no-one else is around, you really mean it.
Kelly’s Kontributions
Four articles from Fibromyalgia Network
1.      Is Sensory Overload Part of Your Fibro?
2.      Brain Imaging - Unique Signatures for Every Condition
3.      Three Medications to Consider
4.      Doctor to Doctor
 More Fibromyalgia Network Articles
1.      Getting to the Root of Fibromyalgia
A study of trace elements in hair samples show fibromyalgia patients have lower levels of important minerals compared to healthy adults.
While it is not practical to start taking a whole barrage of expensive mineral supplements, fibromyalgia patients should consider taking a daily broad-spectrum multivitamin and mineral supplement that contains 100 percent of the essential nutrients including iron.
2.      A New Step in Water Aerobics Therapy
Two researchers in Spain have come up with a therapeutic exercise program that fibromyalgia patients seem to be able to stick with while improving their overall health – deep water runningis included.
3.      Keeping Your Body Aches Under Control
A new study by Hong-You Ge, M.D., Ph.D., of Denmark explains why a two-minute contraction of the shoulder muscles can increase pain in the legs for people with fibromyalgia.
Is Fibromyalgia a Real Disease?
Listen to the webcast or read the transcript
Easter FM Conference At Chichester
Jeanne Hambleton outlines plans in latest bulletin.
New Study Shows This Vitamin Helps Prevent Depression
A study of more than 81,000 women found those with the highest intake of vitamin D from food sources had a significantly lower prevalence of depressive symptoms.
An Eye Opening Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
An introduction to CFS with links to various articles giving Information and Support for CFS Sufferers
Worthing Group Newsletter for November
'Nightmare Patients' With Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Is your relationship with a new health-care provider doomed before you say hello? It might be - but you can do some things to turn it around.  And the comments at the end are interesting too!
Fibromyalgia Fact Sheet
Arthritis Care outlines the key features of FMS; what it is, symptoms, who to see, treatment, self-help, sleep etc.
5 Almost-Instant Fixes For Pain Relief
Check out these five tips for almost-instant relief from Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, author of the new book Real Cause, Real Cure (Rodale).
The Oddest Pain Relief Tricks that Work
Surprising little ways to ease headaches, backaches, and other pains
MissionFish Donation
Thank you to whoever made a MissionFish (MF) donation through eBay.  Every little helps. 
Our charity ‘Fibromyalgia Support for Surrey and Sussex’ is registered with MF.
When  buying and selling on eBay pick us as your favourite charity through ‘My Favourite Charities’ page in your eBay Donation Account.  FMSSAS will receive a minimum £1 donation or 10% of selling price.  Or even all of the selling price if you are feeling generous!
If you use eBay, please help us.
I  hope to be able to send eNews for 3 more weeks before my operation (unless I am called in early).  
Best of wishes 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.
Wordz for the Week are from Wordz for the Day by Donnie Kuhn, Sr.
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