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by pam stewart
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: fibromyalgia
Topic: Suggestion for GP patient FM symptom checklist/blood tests
Replies: 1
Views: 5747

Re: Suggestion for GP patient FM symptom checklist/blood tes

A pathway for fibromyalgia is something we have been pushing for for years. Last year a pathway was published on The Map of Medicine which is accessed by GPs, written by The British Pain Society with input from ourselves and medical professionals. This can be viewed here http://bps.mapofmedicine.com...
by pam stewart
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: fibromyalgia
Topic: fibro and M.E.
Replies: 6
Views: 6051

Re: fibro and M.E.

I can only refer you to the beginning of my answer about assessing what you are able to do and using stretching exercises as a starting point. I am not aware of any studies on the combination of FM and ME so cannot give you any further information on the exercise side. However some of the informatio...
by pam stewart
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: fibromyalgia
Topic: finding a doctor who cares.
Replies: 3
Views: 3872

Re: finding a doctor who cares.

There should be a rheumatologist, neurologist or pain specialist in your area but your local support group is the most likely source of this information. We know the private clinic specialising in FM is closed because of the death of the consultant.
by pam stewart
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: fibromyalgia
Topic: Many do not have FM Syndrome alone
Replies: 1
Views: 3236

Re: Many do not have FM Syndrome alone

It is recognised that Fibromyalgia is often coupled with other long term conditions. This makes it even more difficult to determine what actually is causing any particular symptom. Other conditions can also have fluctuating symptoms and this is part of the problem with benefit entitlement. It is not...
by pam stewart
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: fibromyalgia
Topic: finding gp's who have an interest in fms
Replies: 2
Views: 3161

Re: finding gp's who have an interest in fms

I would add that your local support group may know of a supportive GP or at least where to get a good referral to a consultant.
by pam stewart
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: fibromyalgia
Topic: fibro and me together
Replies: 3
Views: 3658

Re: fibro and me together

Drugs approved for neuropathic pain in other conditions are sometimes given to FM patients, but as none of these has been approved by the European Medicines Agency the doctor has to take responsibility for the decision. None of these drugs work for everyone and often the adverse effects mean they ca...
by pam stewart
Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: fibromyalgia
Topic: What supplements can help?
Replies: 5
Views: 6691

Re: What supplements can help?

I would just like to add that you should let your doctor know what you are going to be taking and to try only one new one at a time or you will not know which one or combination is working for you.
by pam stewart
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: fibromyalgia
Topic: Working and FMS
Replies: 3
Views: 3319

Re: Working and FMS

Janet's number 0844 887 2450
by pam stewart
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: fibromyalgia
Topic: Working and FMS
Replies: 3
Views: 3319

Re: Working and FMS

This situation is not uncommon at present. If after reading the information you or your mother need to talk to someone who understands, Janet Horton can be contacted Mon and Fridays between 10 and 12 for benefit help.
by pam stewart
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: fibromyalgia
Topic: finding a doctor who cares.
Replies: 3
Views: 3872

Re: finding a doctor who cares.

Provision for fibromyalgia patients varies widely and as does knowledge by medical professionals at all levels. FMA UK has a booklet for medical professionals which is available on our website and can be sent out free of charge directly to the medical professionals who request it or have it requeste...
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