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FMS eNews 23/03/13

Hello again

Apologies for slightly less information this week.  I have had limited internet access and relied mainly on emails received rather than on internet searches.  Nevertheless, there is stll plenty to keep you occupied.


111.  Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward.


“Today, for some unknown reason, I have been incredibly anxious and panicky. In fact, I have just taken a Valium, hoping it might calm me down – and normally, I only ever take Valium at night before bed.

So, it was a wonderful gift to receive the Very Inspiring Blogger Award from Wings Like Eagles in the Desert. I had never previously read this blog but, having had a look around it today, I will definitely be adding it to my list of must-reads.”

Congratulations Simone.  And thank you for nominating FMS eNews as one of your 15 other bloggers.




Which chemicals used in fragrances are most dangerous for you? What to watch out for...
Physical activity associated with doing housework protects against cancer even more than playing a sport or having a physical job, according to a major new study. Learn more including the other proven health benefits of housework like fighting diabetes and lowering cholesterol now!
Is hyper-sensitivity or emotional vulnerability innate and unchangeable, or can even the most sensitive people learn how to be more emotionally resilient and better at coping with life's difficulties?
"The Menopause and ME (CFS)"

This book looks at how women with ME/CFS cope with the menopause. It looks at its effects on their lives, relationships and illness.  The message is addressed to FM support groups but may interest individuals of the right age and sex!
“This is a book I have recently published called "The Menopause and ME (CFS)" that may interest some of your sufferers. As an ME sufferer for nearly 15 years I am aware that ME, CFS and fibromyalgia are the similar types of illness and that groups often cater for all of them. The book is available via Amazon as a paperback (Priced £9.99 +p&p) and an e-book (Priced £4.58) - I have included the link below.
I am offering groups the opportunity to purchase these books at the discount. If your members wish to place an order of 5 books or more directly from me to be sent to a nominated address I am able to supply signed copies to you at a cost of £8 per book with free p+p. If your group would like to take advantage of this offer please eithe contact me via email. Alternatively please send a cheque made payable to Gina Bailey to 11 Savage Road, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 3HW and remember to include a nominated address for delivery.
I would also be grateful if you could share and like my facebook page to help spread the word about this book.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking the time to read this email.
Gina Bailey”


Thursday, March 14, 2013

If you've tried everything modern medicine has to offer and still hurt, acupuncture, marijuana, or these therapies may help.
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Tip 5: A proper diet goes a long way toward feeling better.
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The knee is the largest joint in the body, and there are many ways to harm it.
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Do your shins throb after you run for a bus
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Chronic Pain Management: Talking to Your Boss About Your Pain

You may have wondered what, if anything, you should say to your employer about your condition. This is a very complicated question. The answer depends on the nature of your job, your relationship with your boss, whether revealing your condition would put your employment at risk, and how much could be gained through a discussion with your boss about your pain problem. Each situation is unique and no one can tell you whether you will benefit from talking to your boss. However, here are a few issues to consider if you are thinking about such a discussion.   Read more . . .


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Five ways to get more vitamin D through natural sources
Monday, March 18, 2013 by: PF Louis

The form of vitamin D that's credited to ridding the population of rickets by "fortifying" processed milk and bread is D2. But lately, the UK has been reporting a bit of an upsurge with rickets.
Furthermore, research over the past two decades shows that vitamin D is important for resisting many other minor health aliments, obesity, metabolic syndromes, and major diseases, even cancers and cardiovascular diseases.
For that level of health protection, vitamin D3 supplements are considered superior to D2 supplements. The consensus is that supplementing 5 to 10 thousand IUs (international units) daily should be safe.

Here's how to select the best plants for landscaping and gardening:

 Whether you're planting a vegetable garden or designing a back yard garden landscaping project, if you're not starting with seeds, it's important to buy healthy nursery plants from the start.

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Last week there was a new Pope.  This week brought  the installation of a new Archbishop of Canterbury - and a Budget that takes some deciphering.  Next week will be Easter, and the north of the country is still snowbound.  What a mixed bag!  Whatever our religious beliefs, whatever our political persuasions, whatever the weather, we are united in our fight against fibro.
Keep smiling

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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