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For Sufferers


Fibromyalgia Leaflet
and Video Clip - Arthritis Research UK.

NHS Choices (Fibromyalgia) - Information, Symptoms, Treatments etc.

7 Simple Strategies to Combat FMS - by Deirdre Rawlings (

The Fibro Fog Mystery - by Tamara Liller

ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) / CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

Stockport CFS/ME Service - Part of Tameside & Glossop NHS

Stockport ME Group - Support group in Stockport

NHS Choices (CFS/ME) - Information, Symptoms, Treatments etc.

Symptoms & Diagnosis of ME/CFS - ME Association UK


The Acceptance Cycle - By Tameside Fibromyalgia & CFS/ME

Therapy Directory - Search Engine for therapists near you.

Creating a Pain Plan - Action On Pain

Counselling Directory - Counselling Directory provides a huge support network of counsellors, enabling visitors to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs.

Arthritis Today Magazine (Summer 2011) - Arthritis Research UK.

Manchester Neuro Physio - neurological physiotherapy service throughout G.Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside.

Communication and Assertiveness - Advice on how to communicate and be assertive when you have ME/CFS.

Personal Independance Payments - Whats myth and whats true.


For Family & Friends

A Simple Explanation of Fibromyalgia - Making Sense of a Complex Disorder, For Those Who Don't Have It.

How to Explain Fibromyalgia Symptoms to Friends - From

How to Deal with People Who Dont Believe in Fibromyalgia - From

The Spoon Theory - By Christine Miserandino.

Carewell UK - Carewell is designed to encourage and support carers to make positive changes to be healthier and happier, ultimately, supporting them in continuing to provide better care for their friends and family.


For Health Professionals

Management of FM for the Multidisciplinary Team - FMA UK

Hands On - GP Management for Fibromyalgia (by Arthritis Research UK)

'GP-Training' on Fibromyalgia - Protocols & Information for Doctors.

Lecture by Kathleen Davies - Primary Care Physician. Of interest to health professionals & patients.


Self Help Sheets

These downloads have been sent to us to share from FMA UK, they are aimed specifically at fibromyalgia sufferers.

~ Problem Solving
~ Fatigue
~ Fibro Fog
~ Memory Problems
~ Sleep
~ Staying Warm
~ The Expert Patient Programme
~ Travel
~ Diet
~ Exercise
~ Bodywork
~ Specialist Furniture


Practical Tips

~ Coping Day to Day - FMA UK
~ Making a Day Plan - FMA UK
~ Pace & Prioritise - FMA UK
~ Considering Making Lifestyle Changes - FMA UK
~ Practical Coping - FMA UK


Newsletter - December 2011