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Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.
As well as widespread pain, people with fibromyalgia may also have:
Print off this sheet and complete it to see if you may have Fibromyalgia, then contact us if you think it's possible, and we can go through it with you
This 30-minute class goes through a series of gentle strength and flexibility exercises to relieve tension in the body and improve mobility. Regular pilates practice can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.
Search our A-Z or type in the condition you'd like more information about, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, fibromyalgia and many more. Plus the benefits of exercising with arthritis and complementary and alternative techniques
A condition causing generalised pain, tiredness, sleeping problems and poor memory. Medication is usually ineffective. Click here to find out about what help is available locally - "The moving forward wih Fibromyalgia programme". It's fab but you will need to talk to us before you can access it just to check it's right for you.
Increasing awareness of the condition and awareness and access to treatments for fibromyalgia. Includes an online forum to put you in touch with other people with Fibro.
Fibromyalgia is a common condition, causing widespread pain often alongside other symptoms. It’s thought that as many as 1 person in every 25 may suffer from it.
"It's really important to keep moving your body, if you stay still for too long you will seize up."
Watch this video on Facebook from BBC Lifestyle and Health News in which women with fibromyalgia come together to share their stories and help one another.
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