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FMS eNews 22/02/14

I have been reading the booklet "Malic Acid and Magnesium for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Syndrome" by Billie Jay Sahley.  As I read, certain words jumped out at me.  "If you are diagnosed with chronic muscle pain syndrome or FM, take responsibility for participating in your own treatment.  The time and effort you spend learning what FM is and what you can do to help relieve it are the most important steps in your care."  That is exactly what FMS eNews is for; to provide you with the sources of information you will need to this end.


WORDz for the WEEK

When Life gives you the choice of going left or right: GO STRAIGHT!!!


 From Adrienne Dellwo

  • Exercise & Oxygen Shortage in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Why I Don't Cover the Political Side of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Very Much)
  • Doctors Appointments with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Staying Active in the Winter With Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Fibromyalgia Assessment - Living With Fibromyalgia?

Answer a few questions, and you'll get:

  •   Information about fibromyalgia for those who haven't been diagnosed
  •   Treatment options that best fit your symptoms
  •   Tips to help you cope with your symptoms and improve your life


When Your Pain Medication Isn't Working
What your next steps might be in treating your chronic pain.

More than 100 million Americans have chronic pain. If you're one of them, controlling it will likely require searching for treatments beyond medication.

That's because pain medication, while helpful, often cannot provide complete relief of pain. It may reduce but not eliminate pain.


Top 4 reasons you are sick

We live in an age where sickness is considered "normal". Allergies, migraines, digestive disorders, poor sleep, lack of  energy, and muscle and joint pain are considered a part of life, and not indicative of any serious illness. How did we come to accept this as normal, and how did we get so sick that we have completely turned the paradigm of what is healthy completely upside down?

Learn more >


Creating a Mindset of Healing By Lauren Schnell** 

What if I told you that doctors have discovered a breakthrough in treating Fibromyalgia and ME/chronic fatigue syndrome you or a loved one is living with? Would you be open and willing to learn about what that breakthrough is? If the answer is YES, then it is from this space of openness and willingness where you will begin your healing journey.



 Four years ago Lauren Schnell created a radical u-turn surviving a brain tumor, near divorce, financial devastation and so much more. Lauren teaches individuals from her own personal transformation how to thrive by using her daily spiritual practice tools including a technology she created called Activating Affirmations™. Lauren is a motivational speaker, life coach and author of a series of life-changing audio recordings including her 30-Day Mind Cleanse. Lauren's expertise is
in holistic nutrition, yoga, and empowering women to prosper debt-free, transform troubled marriages, and return to optimal health.

You can subscribe to Lauren's FREE morning meditation "Wake Up"!


Stress and Your Health - What is stress?

 Stress is a response to a situation which affects someone’s wellbeing. These situations could be physical, emotional or intellectual demands. It is at these times the body reacts in a ‘fight or flight’ mode by increasing production of the hormones adrenaline and cortisol. This changes heart rate, blood pressure and metabolism in order to improve performance.


Celeste Cooper answers questions about Fibromyalgia
  •   Would participating in a sleep study help with my fibromyalgia symptoms?
  •   Can I eat foods that contain MSG if I have fibromyalgia?
  •   How often should I check my blood pressure with fibromyalgia?
  •   Does guided imagery help treat fibromyalgia?  etc. . . .


 20+ Natural Fibromyalgia Solutions Including The Gluten Free Diet

(Although this is included in the GreenMed list at the end * I have put it here in case you don't read Green Med Info as it is usually general health rather than fibro orientated.  However, this one is specific to fibro so relevant to all fibro folk.)
Fibromyalgia, like most modern day 'syndromes,' is considered 'idiopathic' – a fancy word for "we don't know," and often times used as an excuse for not looking deeper into the root causes of the patient's suffering. Conventional treatment is palliative at best, and harmful at worst -- all the more reason why natural approaches are so greatly needed.
Thankfully, a significant body of research has accumulated on natural approaches to fibromyalgia that focus on dietary modification, avoidance of chemical exposures and the use of orthomolecular nutrition, i.e. vitamins, biological co-factors, minerals, etc.


Books and products listed as aids to ease fibromyalgia symptoms

And specifically, Billie Jay Sahley's book, "A Natural Approach to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain", (an update to the one in my opening comments.)

See also


Along the Mississippi

 Join Michael Gverney and friends for a journey along the Mississippi and enjoy the flavours and sounds of the South from Memphis to New Orleans.
Friday 14 March 2014, 7.30pm for 8pm
At Elvira's Café, next to Jeremy's Restaurant at Borde Hill, Haywards Heath.
Tickets cost £40 to include a welcoming drink, three course dinner, coffee and petit fours and cabaret Tickets are available from reMEmber PO Box 1647, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 9GQ
Tel: 01273 831733 or email:


From Ann Pizer

 A look at how yoga can help relieve low back pain, sciatica, and arthritis.
  • 5 Essential Lower Back Stretches
  • Yoga Stretches for Sciatica
  • How to Start Yoga With Arthritis
  • Knees, Chest, Chin + Chaturanga


Your Health is our #1 Priority ¦ Newsletter, February 2014 ¦ Year 16: Issue 2

We want to hear you! Drop us a line and request what you want to be included in the next newsletter.


Message from FMA UK Head Office regarding poor experiences with new Benefits assessment

If you have had difficulties with Atos/Capita, please do report these to FMAUK.  But hurry because information is required by Wednesday 26th February.  Thank you.

Message here >


* Daily Newsletter, Feb 14th, 2014

Daily Newsletter, Feb 16th, 2014

Daily Newsletter, Feb 17th, 2014

Daily Newsletter, Feb 18th, 2014

Event Announcement, Feb 21st, 2014


I visited St Barts again yesterday for a check-up.  All is well.  It made me work on this blog until late, in fact into Saturday!
Warmest wishes to you all.



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.
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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