Saturday, 17 November 2012

FMSSAS eNews 12.11.17

Hello again
More stuff on welfare benefits, a never ending saga.  Lots about FM.  Raise money for us when you shop online.  And gluten free article.  All food for thought!
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93.  Life is like photography;  we leave the  negatives to develop.
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Disability Roulette
Imagine you work for a big national company. They don’t pay very much and you struggle to make ends meet.
One day, the manager comes into the office and announces that the company needs to save money and with immediate effect, they will no longer be paying 20% of their staff.
Continue reading this analogy
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Repeal the Welfare Reform Act 2012 – Sign this new Petition
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Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE Magazine
To purchase a Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE print bi-monthly magazine subscription, please click here.
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Fibro Out-of-Control?
… two experts offer treatment advice
Is your fibromyalgia becoming more unmanageable and is staying awake during the day a constant struggle? Both of these situations can make you wonder, “What can I do to get out of this rut?” Two experienced clinicians describe common reasons for why fibro symptoms can worsen and offer their treatment advice to help you get back on your feet.
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Get Ahead of Winter Blues
Shorter days can alter your body’s metabolism, appetite, sleep schedule, and mood. All these changes can compound your fibro symptoms, but there are effective therapies to help.
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Is Sensory Overload Part of Your Fibromyalgia?
You expect to have painful muscles everywhere with fibromyalgia. Even if your discomfort fluctuates from day to day, this symptom is always present. The pain of fibro is amplified, as though the volume control knob is turned up as high as it could go. But there is much more to fibromyalgia than just the pain. Chances are, you have other sensory-related symptoms that are roaring off the charts and making your fibro all the more difficult to manage.
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What Fibromyalgia Feels Like
Fibromyalgia means widespread pain in the muscles, but this syndrome causes many other symptoms.1 Lab tests seldom validate your condition and the results often make you feel like a hypochondriac. Pressing on tender points can diagnose fibromyalgia, but the exam still does not explain all of your symptoms.2
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Online Christmas shopping
I want to share how you can donate to charity this Christmas - but at no cost to you. All you have to do is shop online, just like you probably already do.
It's simple, thousands of stores have signed up to donate a percentage of every online purchase to charity - at no cost to you. And it's not small stores; it's John Lewis, Amazon, Tesco - places we're shopping online already.
All you have to do is download Give as you Live (it takes seconds and is totally secure) and then shop online just like you already do.
I'm already raising money for Fibromyalgia Support for Surrey and Sussex and I want to invite you to join me. After all, it doesn't cost you anything.
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Gluten: Bad for us All!
Here we present you with the evidence of the universal harm of gluten.
Can the concept of a totally gluten-free world be turned into a practical and sustainable idea?
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So, there you have it!  Hope you found this issue of FMS eNews enlightening.
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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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