Fibromyalgia Network publishes an ad-free, quarterly Journal that offers coping advice, treatment options, and research updates to assist fibromyalgia patients with making informed decisions. In between each Journal issue, we e-mail monthly eNews Alerts with 4-5 short “info briefs” to our Members with these syndromes to help them with their daily coping and to keep them up-to-date. Three sample briefs are provided below, along with a list of topics that were also covered in the sample monthly eNews Alert.
With a Fibromyalgia Network Membership, you receive a quarterly Journal, along with monthly eNews Alerts to keep you regularly informed about ways to ease symptoms and cope with fibromyalgia.
Otherwise known as “fibro fog,” dyscognition is the new medical term researchers are using to describe symptoms related to difficulty concentrating, disorganized thinking, memory problems, and inability to stay focused or alert. According to neuro-psychologist Jennifer Glass, Ph.D., at the University of Michigan, “These cognitive symptoms are often more troubling to the patient than other symptoms.” Click here to read eNews Alert sample.
Most everyone with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome knows that they must pace their activities and avoid overexertion, even on a good day. Yet, this philosophy that is so essential for living with these syndromes also requires your family to work harder to make up for your limitations, which may cause feelings of guilt. Click here to read eNews Alert sample.
Ever wonder what effect your sleepless nights have on your fibromyalgia pain? Studies conducted 30 years ago implied that the symptoms of fibromyalgia could be due to night after night of disturbed sleep, but scientists were unable to show how poor sleep contributed to the pain of fibromyalgia. Now researchers are re-examining the sleep-pain connection, and their findings may help explain why treating your sleep could be key for reducing your pain. Click here to read eNews Alert sample.
Does your skin burn or itch? Do you frequently get rashes that just won’t go away? According to Charles Lapp, M.D., who treats hundreds of people with fibromyalgia at his center in Charlotte, NC, “fibromyalgia-related rashes occur in the majority of patients that I see.” Lapp, along with another experienced physician, Daniel Wallace, M.D., of UCLA, offer their clinical advice about the possible causes and potential treatments for your skin-related problems. But first, what is it about your skin and its related tissues that make them so sensitive? Studies during the past 20 years may help explain why your skin is such a nagging issue. Click here to read eNews Alert sample.