Information sharing at Talking Tables

A few of our members joined the Talking Tables event in Sutton on Wednesday morning.  Meeting people and sharing information can be helpful – providing an opportunity to pick up tips and advice on how to living with fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

Further Talking Tables events will be taking place round the borough and some feature on our monthly programme.  Just look out for the spotty balloon and join the conversation. There will always be a friendly Host to greet you.

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Music, can it help ease pain?

Could listening to music ease your pain?

Jacqui picked up a cutting from the Daily Mail which suggests just that.

The short article said:

Music could help tackle fibromyalgia, a common pain condition that affects the whole body, according to a new study.

Women with fibromyalgia had better control of their symptoms after listening to music five times a day for two weeks, reports the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

In the study of 30 women, the impact of music was accessed by asking the participants to rate their pain and stress, and testing their saliva samples for levels of various chemicals involved in the condition.

While there weren’t an changes in these chemicals, the women reported feeling better and had fewer symptoms.  Music has been shown to reduce stress, thought to play a key role in fibromyalgia.

Change of Date for Awareness Day

We previously announced that we would be at Sutton Library on 18 February – we have had to change the date –  it is now 11 February 2016  between 10am and 3pm.  We will be in the Europa Gallery area and will be joined by Jackie Farrell who will be running a table about Essential Tremor.  People with this condition can also have fibromyalgia so it makes sense to work together to raise awareness of both conditions.

Next Talking Table

Between 10am and 12 noon, on 27  January 2016 there will be a Talking Table at The Moon on the Hill, in Central Sutton (near Waterstones and opposite All Bar One).

There are a range of refreshments available there, including tea and coffee.  Go to the bar, buy whatever you want and then find the table with the spotty balloon and join the conversation.