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FMS eNews 17/08/13

Dear Readers
Last week I must have given you information overload!  This week I am trying to keep things more minimal.  Not only for your sake but mine. I don't want to strain my eyes by too much computer use as a growtth has been discovered behind the lens of my left eye and I have an emergency appointment at the eye clinic at Horsham Hospital at 9.15 on Monday morning.


WORDz for the WEEK

131.  Smile while you still have teeth.


When Aches & Pain Disrupt Your Sleep: Medication Chart

There is no perfect treatment for pain and sleeplessness. It all depends on your particular case -- the kind of pain you have and the other medications you take, for instance.

The first step for anyone with sleep problems is to improve their sleep habits. This helps set the stage for a good night's rest.
You might also benefit from medication.


Hyperthyroidism and Autoimmune Disease: How to Avoid Foods that are Harmful to Your Thyroid

Over 20 percent of menopausal women in North America are diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction (that's 1 out of every 5 women). Hypothyroidism (the most common thyroid disease) can be responsible for women feeling sluggish, fatigue, gaining weight, depression, high cholesterol or affected by the opposite with an overactive thyroid which may result in: trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, irritable, overheated, experiencing weight loss (with an increased appetite). Learn which foods are harmfully impacting your thyroid... and what can you do?

It's amazing how many of the symptoms cross over with fibro!


See other recent articles


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

Fibromyalgia isn't an easy diagnosis to make, which opens up the door for misdiagnoses. See what one study says could really be going on in some of us, below.
Also this week, dealing with - but especially preventing - dehydration and heatstroke, plus the problems we have with the random illnesses that go around.
Down in Featured Articles, you'll find lots of information on supplements.
Take care of yourself!


Benefits Changes

Wes Wright gave a talk at the Horsham FMA Support Group on 6th August explaining the curent and imminent changes to the Benefits System  His PPT demonstration outlining his talk can be seen here.

They also deal with debt advice.  The Liaise website is at


Worthing Fibro News for August


Promoting Inclusion - Realising Potential

Equals takes on your disability-related issues and helps you to make sense of them. 
Social exclusion and worklessness in disability and in mental health can seem complex, difficult and daunting.
But this need not be a problem. We have the knowledge, skills and creativity to put in place practical and workable solutions.


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Having said I would keep this short, several must-adds cropped up, so it was inevitable that I would add them!  'Minimal' is not really a word in my vocabulary.  Hey, ho!
All good 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.
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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.