We are a support group for people with fibromyalgia, fatigue and chronic pain conditions.
Common symptoms of fibromyalgia are
- Muscle pain and stiffness
- Specific ‘tender points’
- Disturbed sleep
- Poor concentration
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Many people with fibromyalgia struggle with the condition for years. It often takes a conversation with someone or an article in the press to alert them to fibro myalgia as a possible cause for their condition.
Many medial professionals do not have the expertise to diagnose or treat people with fibro myalgia but it is estimated that 2% (that is one in every 50) of the population are likely to develop this condition. It mainly affects women.
We are working to raise awareness of the condition within the community and particularly amongst the medical profession.
People with the following condition also attend the club and find the network helpful:
- FND (functional neurological disorder)
- CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome)
- Maria Monteith
- Jacquie Shields
- Jan Charalambous