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FMS eNews 28/12/13

Thank you to those of you who sent me good wishes through cards, ecards and emails for Christmas as well as throughout the trauma of my eye problem.  I really do appreciate your concern as well as your kind words about FMS eNews.
This is a minimal issue, as predicted, but enough to be going on with for now!
There are only three more days left of this year!  A new year dawns on Wednesday.  I sincerly hope that 2014 will be a good one for all of us.


WORDz for the WEEK

148.  May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.


From Adrienne Dellwo 1

Adrienne Dellwo
My nose has been to the grindstone so much this month, it should be a tiny little nub by now. I'm beat! How about you?
See how you can get through what remains of the Christmas season without making symptoms too much worse. That's below.
Also this week, what ME/CFS symptoms contribute most to sexual dysfunction, and new evidence about muscle fatigue in fibromyalgia - it doesn't come from where you'd expect.
Down in Featured Articles, you'll find some posts that can help you navigate the holiday season a little better.
Take care of yourself, and have a Merry Christmas!

From Adrienne Dellwo 2

Welcome to the first annual National Say "No" Day for FMS & ME/CFS! See why I've declared this special holiday for us, below.
Also this week, a look back at the top articles from the past year, and your chance to tell me what you'd like to see in 2014!
Down in Featured Articles, you'll find some great information on supplements.
Take care of yourself!


Don't Drink Alcohol Before Bed

While alcohol may help you fall asleep faster, it deprives you of the quality sleep you really need.

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New studies Find Causes of Fibromyalgia

Two new studies on fibromyalgia focus the problem on the thyroid, pituitary and hypothalamus, and suggest new avenues of relief for sufferers.
Research from the Fibromyalgia Research Foundation reveals deficient thyroid hormone regulation (DTHR) as an underlying cause of Fibromyalgia (FM). Poor diet, poor physical fitness and metabolism slowing drugs are primary contributors to symptoms as do additional hormonal imbalances of cortisol, estrogen and progesterone.
Another study, by Dr. John Lowe, Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management and Director of Research at the Fibromyalgia Research Foundation in the UK claims “indisputable proof” that the primary cause of fibromyalgia (FM) are with the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus.

Read more:


Daily Newsletter, Dec. 25th, 2013

Daily Newsletter, Dec. 26th, 2013


So, here's wishing you and yours a very happy and largely pain-free or at least low-pain New Year



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.