Saturday, 25 August 2012

FMSSAS eNews 12.08.25

Greetings to you All
This is the last eNews for August.  2012 has two thirds gone!  Christmas cards are already in the shops.  The Paralympics start in a few days.  Time rolls on – and on.  Does your life roll on and on without respite?  Or are you finding ways to manage your fibro – and your life? Hopefully some of the items I have forwarded to you are helping you to take control.
84.  We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails.
Visit to Wiston TeaRooms, Sat 15th September
Join the meet-up of fibro folk and fibro friends at 2pm.  Members from Brighton, Horsham and Worthing groups are expected to attend but you don’t have to be a member of a group to come along.  For more info:
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And take a look at our Free Funds page where you can raise money without spending anything at all!’
Please click on the embedded links above.  If the links don’t work try these:
Thanks in anticipation for your help.  Don’t forget ‘your cause’ is Fibromyalgia Support for Surrey and Sussex!
Give as You Live Download
Why not also download the Give as You Live app now and make money for FMSSAS when you shop online?  Thank you!
"Living Despite Fibromyalgia"
Seminar Day with Lunch, Competitions and AGM of FMSSAS.  Do join us in Worthing for this great event on 27th October.
Best of Sleep Medicine 2012
Selected from among thousands of journal articles in medicine, neurology, psychiatry, surgery and dental science this compendium represents some of the finest scientific literature in sleep medicine published in 2011.  Assembled in this textbook are topics that cover the entire spectrum of adult and pediatric sleep sciences.  Concise summaries of notable works are accompanied by commentaries written by major international authorities in Sleep Medicine.
The Best Mattress for a Better Night's Sleep
Buying a new mattress? Here are tips for finding the right mattress for you.
You spend about a third of every day in bed. Whether that time is spent blissfully slumbering -- or tossing and turning -- depends a lot on your mattress.
"A mattress can impact a person's sleep," says Michael Decker, PhD, RN, associate professor at Georgia State University and spokesman for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
One way that your mattress affects your sleep has to do with the network of fine blood vessels, called capillaries, that runs underneath your skin.
Wonderful Wellbeing Day at The Arc, 39 Weston Drive, Caterham, CR3 5XY, 9am - 3pm Sunday 16 September
Including a mixture of classes and lessons such as yoga, meditation, core stability and deep stretching. Also dance, aerobics and lovely local walks for some fresh air.
The whole day costs £10 (9am for healthy brekkie - 3pm) or you can come for half a day for £5 (9am - 12pm or 12pm - 3pm) 01883 330380,
Debbie Stevens’ Girls’ Nights In
Events in September
The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away
Discovered by the ancient Celts & dispensed to Roman legionnaires for emotional and physical stamina in the field, this extract of a mysterious fish sourced only one place in the world is still prized by those in the know.
20% Discount on Igennus Supplements until 31st August
Top 5 Drugs That Can Cause Pain
Imagine living in pain for years only to find out that one of your medications is the reason that you are in pain. Medications are supposed to help not hurt, right? Unfortunately, some commonly used drugs can cause pain, even the ones available without a prescription. Some cause headaches, others cause foot pain. Where ever there is pain, a medication could be the root cause of it.
See also other good links from this page.
Worthing Fibro News for August
Nichola apologises for the lateness of Fibro News this month.  Better late than never!
Message from the Independent. Please get in touch with them - we need to raise public awareness of what's happening:
We are really keen to focus on Atos throughout the Paralympics,so any help would be great.
I am really keen to speak to disabled people who have had the following experiences with the WCA:
            Family member who committed suicide as a result of being found fit to work
            Someone who turned up for their assessment to have it cancelled because no health professional around
            Someone who has inaccurate information recorded by the assessor
I am totally open to anything new – so please do keep in touch and pass on my details (work number please).
Many thanks
Nina Lakhani, The Independent News Desk
0203 615 2103
Please do take action where action is requested!  Nothing can happen if there are no participants!
Good luck with everything in the third third of this year.
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.
Past issues of FMSSAS eNews can be found at and on a blog at
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