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FMS eNews 24/08/13

Hello again
My visit to the eye cliic confirmed that I have a 'mass' in my left eye and am being referred to St. Bart's Hospital in London.  No appointment has yet been made. 
I have been having internet connection problems which slows things down, so there is perhaps less material this week than I would have hoped for. Nevertheles, there is still plenty for you to peruse.


WORDz for the WEEK

132.  Move on!!!  The rest you can figure out!!


Rebecca's Latest Newsletter

Do You Know What Causes Your Fibro Flare-ups?


Tai Chi & Qigong Classes in Sussex

Contact Nicola for further information
Telephone:  07534 703 077


Fibromyalgia Pain & Discomfort Relief

This product is for the temporary relief of pain and discomfort of fibromyalgia after diagnosis by a doctor who has ruled out any serious underlying condition and the need for other specific treatment.

  •     Stimulates the body's natural ability to alleviate symptoms
  •     Also provides the necessary nutrients to carry out the process
  •     Oral homeopathic shell is absorbed through the mouth
  •     Vitamin enriched core is absorbed via the digestive tract
  •     Does not contain artificial colorants


The FREE WebMD Pain Coach app

allows you to easily monitor and track your pain level on scale of 1 to 10, treatments, mood, and much more. 

There isn't an easy fix for chronic pain, but if you know what triggers to avoid and what treatments really work, you can manage your pain more effectively.

    588 Tips
    379 articles
    25 videos
    21 slideshows


Fibromyalgia: Work and Disability

Many people with fibromyalgia continue to work full or part time. But the chronic pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia often make working very difficult. If you are employed, it's important to learn about managing fibromyalgia symptoms and coping with pain and fatigue. In addition, if you have tried different jobs and are unable to work, you might consider applying for disability. Disability may be difficult to get because of rules about work capacity.


Fibromyalgia and Depression

Many studies link fibromyalgia and depression. In fact, about three out of every 10 people with fibromyalgia also have major depression at the time of their diagnosis.


From the Foreword of this eBook:-  

Having studied gluten grains and their impact on human health for almost 20 years now, the surprises caused by new insights are more and more rare. Nonetheless, when I read about Sayer Ji's startling perception of wheat germ agglutinin (WGA), and the several pathways by which it can impact our mental and physical health, partly due to its ability to cross protective barriers of the gut and the brain, I was, at first, very skeptical. Further investigation revealed that he really was onto something new. And the implications of this new understanding are, to say the least, dramatic. His work raises legitimate questions about one facet of gluten grains that has largely been ignored by the gastrointestinal research community. It opens windows of understanding. And it provides a different vantage point on these perplexing problems. Here is my promise to you, dear reader: There is a whole new world revealed through Sayer Ji's work. Read on. Enjoy. Puzzle it out. And by the end of your reading, you will wonder how your prior view could have been so simplistic and, perhaps, misguided.


From a recent Newsletter

Four Beneficial uses of Honey

Are there Dangers in Genetically Modified Food

Refined Food Risks: Why They're Like Trying to Keep a Bonfire Going with Toilet Paper

Study Finds Old Forgotten Head Injuries the Source of Many Mental/Emotional Issues

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Snooze-Inducing Food

Nothing is more annoying than insomnia, and the evidence is piling up that sleep is essential for good health. 
Here's a list of potential good guys and bad guys when it comes to getting some shut-eye. . . . . And much more in this Newsletter.,,20726834,00.html


OH, My Aching Back...OR is it My Hip?

When we experience a back ache, specifically lower back, we usually attribute it to something strained or injured within our back, right? What is not often understood is that many times that pain is actually coming from tendons and ligaments that attach to your bones.
Especially after the age of 60, our muscles shorten and that alone can pull bones out of alignment as the fascia is stretched and tightened where it shouldn’t be. Consider this: When muscles in your legs, hips and torso shorten, they cause undue pressure on nerves and tissues in your back, hence back pain.


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Have a great Bank Holiday weekend.  Until next week . . .


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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This blog commenced on 8th December 2012.