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FMS eNews 02/02/13

Good morning to you
I thought there might not be so much info to pass on this week but it seems to have mounted up just the same as usual.  At least it shows fibtomyalgia is alive and well – pardon the expression.  I hope some of the info below proves to be useful to you even if some of it is slightly off-subject!



104.  You cannot  tell which way the train went by looking at the tracks.


 Research on Fibromyalgia – where is it happening?

‘Are you willing to put your body on the line? Or might you be at the end of your tether and willing to try anything?
As it is beyond me to list EVERY research study on FM, here are all the studies that are currently recruiting in the top 6 countries where my blog is being read:’


A selection of articles by Adrienne Dellwo


Chronic Pain Management

‘Please read my new blog post, "Chronic Pain Management: Helping Family Cope With Your Pain". As usual, I appreciate your comments, thoughts, and ideas.
Visit the Chronic Pain Management Program. We are creating new features all the time!’    Linda Ruehlman, PhD

Latest Articles
None of these articles is directly related to fibromyalgia but their general health issues made it difficult to know what to omit.  So I’ve included them all.  You can choose to read  the ones that interest you most.
Jan. 25th, 2013 Newsletter
Jan. 26th, 2013 Newsletter
Jan. 28th, 2013 Newsletter
Jan. 30th, 2013 Newsletter


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Is This What It’s Come To?: Fibromyalgia Close To Being Labeled As Mental Disorder

A response to the DSS diagnosis.  “My mind hurts just thinking about this. Fibromyalgia, as well as a whole slew of other chronic illnesses are at risk to be categorized as “mental disorders.”


Don't let fibro fog interfere with your busy schedule. 
Tuck into these brain foods and give your 
concentration a boost.
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    Pills and Weight Gain
    Antidepressants can cause weight gain. Here's why, plus what to do.   Read Article ›

    Pain is most often categorized by the kind of damage that causes it.  Read Article ›
    Having several of these symptoms may mean you have the condition.   Read Article ›
    Fibromyalgia flares when you don't sleep well or are stressed. How to break the cycle.    




LTB = 'Lying thieving b******s': BBC documentary lifts the lid on offensive code used to describe disabled and jobless 

‘A documentary investigation into one of the firms responsible for delivering the Government's £5bn Work Programme claims to have found evidence of staff using an 'offensive' code to describe disabled and jobless people.’   Read the article

Panorama: The Great Disability Scam?
Was on BBC One, Monday, 28 January at 20:30 GMT and then available in the UK via the BBC iPlayer.


The Great Disability Scam, as told by Kate

TV producer Kate Ansell is disabled and was part of the team who made Panorama: The Great Disability Scam? Here she mops up a few facts that didn't make it into tonight's programme and gives her personal view based on the team's findings.

Excerpt from Kate’s BBC Blog – War on Welfare Petition

At 23:30 28th Jan 2013, Susan Archibald wrote:
We seriously have to name and shame very organisation that is treating people like this and unite against this Government so pleased to be working with you Kate Ansell and please keep up the good work hen am here when ever you need me x I would like everyone to sign the #WOWpetition our War on Welfare petition pls sign and share.


Facebook Petitions
If you haven’t signed the disability petitions on Facebook, you are invited to do so now.


It was possible to actually feel the warmth from the sun on some days this week.  It was a welcome promise of Spring even though today is only 1st February.  I hope it will be a better month than January was.
Blessings to you all

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.
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