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FMS eNews 08/02/14

Happy St Valentine's Day!  May all your romantic wishes come true!! Lots of information here about St.Valentine and traditions associated with him.'s_Day

Maybe you'd rather just receive a card from your loved one!


WORDz for the WEEK

154.  Unless you know who you are today you'll never figure out how to make "that you" better for tomorrow!


From Adrienne Dellwo

Exercise intolerance is a key feature of ME/CFS, and now researchers could be a step closer to understanding it - which also means a step closer to treating it more effectively. See what new research shows, below.
Also this week, how to get through potentially problematic doctors appointments, and an aspect of ME/CFS coverage I tend to avoid.
Down in Featured Articles, a look at some work and school issues we face.
Take care of yourself!


Coping With Excessive Sleepiness - How to Stay Awake Naturally By Camille Peri
WebMD Feature Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

With more and more of us getting less and less sleep, it’s tempting to reach for a Red Bull or an espresso when we feel sleepy at work. But consuming caffeine to combat sleepiness can lead to a vicious cycle.
The java jolt that helps you stay awake can take up to eight hours to wear off. Caffeine can also reduce your sleep time, alter the normal stages of sleep, and decrease the quality of your sleep.
How can you stay awake naturally? Try some of these 12 jitter-free tips to take the edge off sleepiness.


New Medicines For Fibromyalgia

If you have fibromyalgia syndrome, then you have probably tried countless treatments in order to help reduce your many symptoms. There are a wide variety of medications available to treat the widespread pain, fatigue, and depression caused by fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, a lot of this medication causes numerous side effects and requires persistent fine-tuning in order to be beneficial. Luckily, a number of new fibromyalgia medications are now available to help manage your fibromyalgia symptoms.


Flax Farm 

Apart from being a food with health-changing properties Flaxseed/Linseed is the basis for many traditional natural remedies for a wide range of ailments.   It was used in bygone times long before antibiotics  were discovered and is used today by naturopaths, herbalists and Doctors.  A rich source of Omega-3 it is an ideal food as whole seeds, ground seeds and extracted oil. 


Live Longer: Groundbreaking Research on Omega-3s By Delia Wilder

What You Need to Know: Reduce Your Risk for Premature Death with Omega-3s


Intermezzo® (zolpidem tartrate) is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved by the FDA for use as needed to help treat adults with insomnia when they have difficulty falling back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night. It is taken only when needed, as long as there are at least 4 hours of bedtime left.


Miaxial helps relieve the symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Miaxial is one of the most advanced multi-nutrient formulas available and we are justifiably proud of it, not just because of the excellent range of nutrients included but also the natural support it offers our customers.


Study Finds Vitamin D3 Helps With Pain in Fibromyalgia: Should You Try Vitamin D?

Vitamin D3 has become a big deal in the past couple of years, but the findings in fibromyalgia have not been particularly promising.  Several fibromyalgia studies have not found evidence of low Vitamin D3 (calcifediol) levels in fibromyalgia. Noting,though, that other studies suggest low Vit D3 levels are associated with increased pain, and that some studies suggest that increasing D3 may help with pain and other symptoms found in FM, these researchers took another look.


FibCon 2014, 28th-31st March,Chichester Park Hotel

Have you booked yet?  There's still time but don't leave it too late.  

Read about it here
Booking Form


Fibromyalgia Awareness – What YOU Can Do and Why By Purple Law Lady   

I’m really sick of sitting on the couch, too tired to do anything every day; and then, at 5.16 am (now), being unable to sleep. I need some help. I need somebody to come up with a better way to manage this condition. Better yet, I need someone to cure this condition. Really? You, too?
In fact, I am incensed enough to get back on my high horse and start another Fibromyalgia Awareness Campaign.  

What you can do?  Find out here


Living with the unexplained: Coping, distress, and depression among women with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and/or fibromyalgia compared to an autoimmune disorder.

 Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia are disabling conditions without objective diagnostic tests, clear-cut treatments, or established etiologies.Those with the disorders are viewed suspiciously, and claims of malingering are common, thus promoting further distress.
Other articles available on this page too.


Fibromyalgia in Tonbridge, NEWSLETTER – Jan/Feb 2014

Happy New Year to you & your families!
Well, here we are - another year. Looking ahead from the floods, the worst of which are hopefully now behind us, Christmas is already just a blur, but weather forecasters warn we’re not completely out of the woods yet.

Read more


Girls Nights In

Even more dependable than alcohol for a good time.
We know this as we have over 3000 ladies who've been to one!

Here's my very belated Happy New Year to you!
2014 has certainly started with lots of emails pouring in for Bespoke Pamper Parties and Girls Nights In and Out!


Weekly Newsletter, Feb. 1st, 2013

Daily Newsletter, Feb 2nd, 2013

Daily Newsletter, Feb 3rd, 2013

Daily Newsletter, Feb 4th, 2013

Daily Newsletter, Feb 5th, 2013

Weekly Newsletter, Feb. 6th, 2013

Daily Newsletter, Feb 7th, 2013


To finish on a personal note; I am being reassessed for my Disabled  Parking Badge next month;  I have been referred to Southampton University Hospital for screening to check that there has been no cancer metastasis; and I have been measured up for my permanent bespoke prosthetic eye.  So fingers crossed that all have a positive outcome!  Fibromyalgia has taken a back seat but still lurks!

Hoping all is as well as can be for you.
Best regards  



N.B. I would like to point out to you that the information in my FMS 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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