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FMS eNews 16/03/13

Greetings to my fibro friends

I think we’ve had everything weatherwise this week; wind, snow, rain, even some sunshine!  I am really looking forward to the spring and some much warmer weather.  Fibro can be just as changeable as the weather!  But there ARE things we can do to help reduce its impact.  There’s not much we can do about the weather apart from avoiding the bad bits!  Read on – there are lots of goodies for you this week.



110.  Any fool can run towards the light.  It takes a master wih coueage to turn and face the darkness and shine his own life there.


From Adrienne Dellwo, your Guide to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Adrienne Dellwo
See what a typical day is like when life revolves around managing illness.
What it takes to get past the post-stress crash.
Does just touching some things set your nerves on edge?
Read the many comments and leave one of your own!

Do patients with fibromyalgia show abnormal neural responses to the observation of pain in others?
Chronic widespread pain is a hallmark of fibromyalgia (FM). Previous neuroimaging studies have reported that the pain neuro-matrix in patients with FM showed augmented activation in response to actual pain. However, the effect of observing pain in others among patients with FM remains poorly understood.

13 Ways Fibromyalgia Is Like Downton Abbey
A delightful comparison of the world of Downton Abbey, a popular PBS series, and the world of a person living with fibromyalgia. Read More »

9 Strategies for Treating Pain Without Drugs
Effective self-management strategies to help reduce fibromyalgia pain without the use of drugs. Read More »

Dr. Myhill on Fibromyalgia and Mitochondrial Dysfunction
Dr. Myhill explains the role that mitochondrial dysfunction plays in fibromyalgia and the implications for treatment. Read More »

Fibromyalgia Research: Help by Taking This Survey
Researchers need your help. Tell them what you think others think about your fibromyalgia. Read More »

Medical Research Review
Videos and Freebies


Complementary Therapies & Fibro
A factsheet for people with Fibro &their carers


PATH healing & Fibromyalgia

There is no cure for fibromyalgia however, PATH healing can provide a choice of nutritional treatments and holistic therapies which aim to ease your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Working holistically means that we work with both the physical symptoms and the emotional and spiritual effects the condition creates.


Fibromyalgia can be devastating. Especially if you’re a teenby Lynn Hubbard
A mother’s view on teenage fibro.  Getting a diagnosis.

I Don’t Have Time for Fibro - by Lynn Hubbard
Then what? Lynn didn’t have time for fibro, looking after her son was a full time job.


Free webinar entitled "Pain Relief  from ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia."

Live on the webinar, we will demonstrate one of the techniques that Ali used to regain control of her life after nearly 18 months of being in pain.
Even better...
You will have the opportunity to join in so that you can experience pain relief for yourself.

Here are the details: Date: 21st March 2013  Time: 1pm GMT (UK Time) 9am Eastern, 6am Pacific.
To claim your free place on the webinar, just click here:
Even if you can't make the call, we will be recording the webinar so please register anyway.
If you have any queries about the webinar, please contact us at
We look forward to sharing with you on March 21st.
Ali and Mark (Co-authors of "Running Away From ME")
ps To claim your free webinar place, click here
Do click the link; if you can't make it live because the webinar will be recorded.
Ali Christensen
8 Glendene Avenue, Bramhall, Stockport, Cheshire SK7 1BH, UNITED KINGDOM


 The Tried and Tested team continue to test products that may prove helpful for Fibromyalgia , ME and CFS.

Kyle Davies
Caroline, co-ordinator for Tried and Tested has recently reviewed the following product
The Energy Flow-State Programme
By Kyle Davies BSc MPhil CPsychol
Director, Metaphysical Health Ltd
 "Essentially this is a mind-body programme with a twist.  It works at a deep emotional and spiritual level while looking to address the root cause of chronic health challenges.  I can see how this could be helpful for Fibromyalgia – it is not ‘gimmicky’ or offering a quick fix, it takes you through a process of implementing practical tools and techniques based on some fresh ideas and perspectives on health and wellbeing.  The content of the programme is unique and Kyle draws on 10 years of successfully treating CFS, ME and Fibromyalgia using models, theory, tools and techniques he has worked with and developed.  There is a great deal of information in the programme, and it is set out clearly and presented in different formats; which include a workbook/manual, mp3 audio files and videos.  There is on-line support and opportunities to connect with Kyle and other members in a forum area and members webinars - that alone can address some of the isolation issues that go with having Fibromyalgia.  Kyle also invites members to submit questions and he records answers on videos which are stored in the members video library.
  Kyle communicates well and succintly so is easy to follow. Having met Kyle, I know he is very knowledgeable about the condition itself and we are grateful that people are putting time, effort and resources into helping our community.  
 For more information about this programme you can visit


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Studies prove most medical research is false

For several reasons, a stigma has been placed on scientific research which has caused many people to become quite skeptical and cynical of what is being produced and published. Much of the reluctance to embrace contemporary research findings has stemmed from Ioannidis' 2005 article, "Why Most Published Research Findings are False." This article has gone viral and has been quoted by numerous websites and right-winged critics in their attempt to discredit scientific research.
Learn more:

How medicine is killing us all: Antibiotics, superbugs and the next global pandemic

While globalists like Bill Gates are feverishly working on ways to reduce human population through vaccines, GMOs and abortions, an even more effective population killer is now emerging: drug-resistant strains of "gram-negative" bacteria: Superbugs.

Learn more:


A narrative review on the similarities and dissimilarities between myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and sickness behaviour


Living With Insomnia: Get a Good Night's Sleep

When Pain Interrupts Your Sleep
Whether it’s from a sore lower back or throbbing tooth, pain is hard enough to deal with in the light of day. But pain at night that robs you of your much-needed sleep can be downright exhausting.

See also:-
A plan tailored to your needs can put you on a path to health.  Read Article ›
The added stress of carrying and having a baby may cause symptoms to flare.  Read Article ›
About 4 out of every 100 people in the U.S. have chronic tension headaches.  Read Article ›
Is it stress? Hormones? Inherited? See the latest theories.  Read Article ›
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The Prescription Charges Coalition is a group of more than 20 organisations campaigning to end unfair prescription charges for people with long term medical conditions

People with long-term conditions in England are still forced to pay for the prescriptions they need to stay well. Our recent survey of nearly 4,000 people with long-term conditions in England has found that many are severely compromising their health as a result of not being able to afford prescription charges. We are calling for change and need your help to get this message heard.  Read more


It has been quite an eventful week, a new Pope elected, Francis, a new name for a Pope.  Red Nose Day raised a staggering £47 million plus. Somebody realised that sugar loaded drinks are bad for you.  Hey, we could have told them that.  Almost as bad as suger free aspartame drinks are!
Hasta la vista

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.
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