Stretch, 1, 2, 3, 4… Bend 1, 2, 3, 4 … | ActivePosture shirt – Product review | Carole Scrafton (sponsored post)

I decided to test how long it would be before my back began to ache when sat in a regular dining chair, one with no arms and a straight back. It wasn’t long before I began to notice little things….… Read More Stretch, 1, 2, 3, 4… Bend 1, 2, 3, 4 … | ActivePosture shirt – Product review | Carole Scrafton (sponsored post)

May 12th International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day – Happy 5th Birthday FibroFlutters

Our loyalty has remained since 2014 and as a result today on our fifth birthday I ask you to please help us to support their 2019 International Awareness Day Campaign by ‘becoming Fibromyalgia Aware’. Please visit the website to learn about the condition, but also learn about the work that the charity does in support of research and education.… Read More May 12th International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day – Happy 5th Birthday FibroFlutters

#chronicillnessVOICE | Health & medical related mini-mag for everyone| February 2019 | #notjustpatients

Feature: ‘Find Me A Cure’
Very soon FibroFlutters website will have it’s own very unique widget for readers to search for appriate clinical trials for any illness anywhere in the World and Find Me A cure have already sent me some designs to choose from.… Read More #chronicillnessVOICE | Health & medical related mini-mag for everyone| February 2019 | #notjustpatients

#chronicillnessVOICE | 23 November 2018 ~ a health newsletter for everyone! #chronicillness #notjustpatients

Thank you for your patience, & support, during this last few months, or so, whilst I have been moving house and dealing with big life-changes. Startup PlateJoy sends users personalized meal plans to help them achieve health goals |by Zach Winn | 22 November 2018 Quote from text“We’re building a new category to bridge the gap between medicine… Read More #chronicillnessVOICE | 23 November 2018 ~ a health newsletter for everyone! #chronicillness #notjustpatients

Updated Version! New Look! | #chronicillnessVOICE | SPECIAL EDITION | eyeforpharma Patient Summit Europe ~ My experiences, incl. Im-patient | Carole Scrafton

“what a confusing argument for an onlooker from ‘pharma’ who wanted to know ‘who to trust’ as a patient expert when they’re witnessing different types of ‘patient-expert’ arguing about what constitutes one.”
~ CAROLE, OWN OPINION!… Read More Updated Version! New Look! | #chronicillnessVOICE | SPECIAL EDITION | eyeforpharma Patient Summit Europe ~ My experiences, incl. Im-patient | Carole Scrafton

About Us -How we began

There are a good number of people in Sunderland with Fibromyalgia and varying other long term chronic chronic conditions, actually, and it shocked me in the beginning.
At the time I was volunteering and advocating for a charity called FibroAction and so became a voice for the charity across the NE UK with FibroFlutters members, and readers, this is because even though there were only 5 of us  but we spanned 3 counties!… Read More About Us -How we began

Are you interested in #research? Would like to get more involved, or know what research is going on around you?

Study summary
The Human Pain Research group based at Salford Royal is trying to develop new technologies that can measure and treat changes in the brain that might contribute to chronic pain.

The research team are exploring a new approach aimed at reducing the unpleasantness of pain for people living with fibromyalgia and/or osteoarthritis using sound stimulation.… Read More Are you interested in #research? Would like to get more involved, or know what research is going on around you?

Accepting ‘Chronic Illness’ (Updated Post) | Carole Scrafton

Acceptance is often viewed as a grieving process, which is a great way to look at it because we do mourn our old lives from when we were fit and agile.

It can be a very emotional and anxious time because our lives need to change in so many ways so that we can adapt them to what our illnesses will allow us do. We do mourn the losses of our independence, mobility, social contact and possibly even our jobs / livelihoods.… Read More Accepting ‘Chronic Illness’ (Updated Post) | Carole Scrafton