Rising Fibromyalgia Awareness
Often in Pain, Foggy or Tired?
What is Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is characterised by chronic widespread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances, fatigue and can be accompanied by psychological distress that comes with all chronic illnesses. For those with severe symptoms, fibromyalgia can be extremely debilitating and interfere with basic daily activities.
To have a life with Fibro
Adopting of the thinking, behaviours, and practices in order to overcome fibromyalgia debilitating symptoms
Campaign for recognition
Campaign for the widespread recognition of fibromyalgia., meriting better services and support and more research into the causes, faster diagnosis and more effective treatment
Help to understand
Provide information for people with Fibromyalgia, their carers, family and friends, and professionals, so that they can make informed choices
Know Before You Go
Taking to Your GP
According to a recent survey conducted by the Osteopathic Association, many patients delay diagnosis and treatment because of a fear that they will be perceived as “faking” the disease.
Beyond this stigma, patients can relieve the symptoms of this condition with treatment and lead full lives. The first step is talking to a GP who can develop an individualised approach to managing your symptoms. With the support of a GP, as well as friends and family, you can live an active life with fibromyalgia.
Aerobic and strength training to improve physical fitness and function, reduce fibromyalgia symptoms, and improve quality of life.
- aerobic training improves peak oxygen uptake and decreases pain intensity and fatigue
- strength training reduces severity of fibromyalgia symptoms
- aquatic exercise is associated with improvements in pain, HRQOL, physical function, muscle strength, emotional and mental health, and vitality
- multidisciplinary programs (pool and land-based exercise and psycho educational sessions) improve tenderness severity and lower body flexibility, but not physical fitness.
Fibromyalgia, as a rheumatoid disease where chronic inflammation and oxidative stress are main concerns, may have some benefits from diets rich in antioxidants.
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