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FMS eNews 15/12/12

Hello to you all
I hope you enjoyed last week’s eNews, the first on my new blog.  I received several emails telling me that it was good!  I appreciate your support.  I HAVE managed to put in some illustrations this week as well.  So here we go again.

97.  A mid-life crisis is when you’ve gotten to the top of the ladder and realized it’s against the wrong wall.

Feeling Fibro Foto Competition

Thank you if you voted.  We didn’t win but we came 15th out of 68 entries!  

If you wish to view the entries go here

Articles by Adrienne Dellwo, from FM & CFS on

 Tea for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world, but it's way down on the list in the U.S., coming in behind coffee and soda. In the past few years, however, studies suggesting health benefits of tea have certainly raised their profile and popularity here.

So is it all hype, or is there something to it? According to research, it looks like tea has several things to offer. Much of the research is in its early stages and some results are contradictory, but a picture is emerging.

Fibromyalgia's Impact on Relationships
A new study provides evidence that fibromyalgia not only can have a negative impact on relationships, but does so in a large portion of people with the illness.

Piling On Diagnoses with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
If you have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome and nothing else, you're both lucky and rare. Most of us have diagnosis after diagnosis, and they just keep coming.

Illness Clusters: The Reason Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome "Bring Friends"
Most people with fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) also have a few other illnesses, and both research and observation have long shown that specific illnesses tend to accompany FMS and ME/CFS.

PosturePlast Trial for fibromites

Dr Adam Dallison Registered Osteopath & Founder of PosturePlast has offered fibromyalgia sufferers a free trial of his PosturePlast.  It actively works with your body to relieve lower back pain.  Contact Dr Dallison direct if you would like to take advantage of his offer.
Mobile:  07775 595278

How Magnesium Helps You Sleep
By Judy Phillips - Master Herbalist
When the things that “go bump in the night” seem like sonic booms and wake you from sleep, the problem could be magnesium deficiency. Among its many important qualities, magnesium has a calming effect on the nervous system. In fact, magnesium has recently received considerable attention as an inexpensive dietary supplement that can resolve and alleviate many sleep disturbances.
To date, over 200 published clinical studies document the importance of magnesium. Many of these studies were completed within the last decade, supporting the theory that changes in the American diet have further depleted our bodies’ reserves of magnesium.

Coconut Water Health Benefits - What is Coconut Water?
Coconut Water is the nutritious clear liquid inside the coconut fruit which is packed with vitamins and minerals. There is usually more water in a young coconut, since the water is replaced by the white coconut flesh as it matures. Therefore, for drinking purposes, coconuts are harvested off the trees when they are still young and green. Later, the outer green husk is removed and the coconuts are wrapped in plastic to keep the moisture.

How to Make This a Joyful Holiday
Even for those Feeling Lonely, Depressed or Emotionally Overwhelmed
© 2012 Health Realizations, Inc.

 Even though the holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of year as you celebrate with family and friends, they have the tendency to elicit feelings of depression, loneliness and despair, leading to bouts of depression and a sense of feeling utterly overwhelmed by expectations.


George Osborne and the ConDems are attacking and stigmatising benefit claimants.  Is this an affront to British decency ? Have a read of the article in the Guardian –

Why You Should Be Thinking About Positional Cervical Cord Compression (PC3)
by Andrew J. Holman, M.D.
Spinal Cord Compression has been found in a high percentage of Fibromyalgia patients, Here’s hoping that in the near future the NHS will take this information on board because there is actually an effective therapy for it. It would save the NHS £millions!!

A Compilation of Letters for Friends, Family, and Ourselves
Written by Starr
This is a collection of letters I have gathered over time to help you explain and describe Fibromyalgia to your friends and family. Amongst these are also a few from Friends and Family members to those of you who are in a care-giving positions, yourselves.
Many people have been helped by these letters. Please feel free to make use of them to aid in your own situation. The more our loved ones understand, the easier our lives will be.

Understanding Fibromyalgia If You Are a Friend or Family Member of a Sufferer

If you are a friend or family member of a person who has Fibromyalgia, it is vital that you educate yourself thoroughly on the condition. Fibromyalgia can be a very complicated condition for the sufferer, as well as those people the sufferer comes in close contact with. It is not easy to detect when a person has Fibromyalgia because you cannot see the effects of the illness visibly. Many times, people may take for granted that a person is truly sick if they cannot visibly see the illness. In this article, I will explain general ways that a person can understand Fibromyalgia if they are a friend or family member of a sufferer.

Fibromyalgia's Impact on Personal Relationships

Dawn Marcus, MD had been treating fibromyalgia patients for many years but it wasn't until someone close to her developed fibromyalgia that she began to really understand how much of an impact FM can have on a person's closest personal relationships. . . . . . .

 My Family News

This is my way of sending Christmas greetings to all my friends.  I count you all as Friends. 

My Christmas Newsletter can be found here  

Please feel free to forward this link to anyone you think would benefit from it.  Anyone who lets me have their email address will be notified when a new eNews is posted on the blog.  Please send to
Next blog?  I don’t know yet.  Maybe next week, maybe after Christmas.  I will notify those on my list when it’s available.  Meanwhile, take care, look after yourselves, don’t overdo things at Christmas, but have a great time.
Fondest wishes

N.B.   I would like to point out to you that the information in my eNews  blog is passed on to you mainly from other sources.   Links are given to the original articles.   I take no responsibility for their accuracy but freely give them publicity if I think they might be of interest to my readership.  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.  Any advice or recommendation of a medical or legal nature should always be discussed with a qualified professional.  
I also include various awareness items, benefits issues, as well as general health considerations.    Anyone wishing to reproduce any of the included items in printed form should seek permission from the originators.
Wordz for the Week are from ‘Wordz for the Day’ by Donnie Kuhn, Sr. who died in May 2011.
This eNews is my personal offering to fibromyalgia sufferers and their carers and is not related to any other organisation or charity.
I previously sent out emails as FMSSAS eNews.  Past issues of FMSSAS eNews can be found at and on a blog at  These ceased at the end of November 2012 when I resigned as a trustee. This blog commenced on 8th December 2012.

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