Fibromyalgia is the name for a group of conditions that cause generalised pain and muscle stiffness in many parts of the body. Common symptoms are:
- Generalised Muscle Pain
- Bone and Joint Pain
- Disturbed Sleep
- Brain Fog and Confusion
- Chronic Headaches
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Numbness, Tingling and Sensitive Skin
- Increased Sensitivity to External Stimuli
Our Monthly Educational Forums are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11:30am until 1:30pm, these run from February to November, at the South Perth Library, Corner South Terrace and Sandgate Street, South Perth. Each month a guest presenter talks about a subject related to Fibromyalgia. We then break for tea/coffee, followed by an informal chat/question session with some of our committee members. Friends and family are welcome.
Its unclear why people have Fibromyalgia. Theories include, genetic sensitivity, environmental triggers such as physical/emotional stress and other existing illnesses
Following Fibromyalgia diagnosis, an in-depth discussion of the clinical features and pathological mechanisms of Fibromyalgia is essential. Your understanding of the condition and your expectations as to clinical improvement is key to developing a successful management program. The importance of keeping to treatment plans and realistic expectations regarding progress and outcomes need ongoing reinforcement.
Thorough and targeted education also results in your increased engagement and proactive attitude to your self-management. That’s why becoming part of a Fibromyalgia Support Network/Group will hugely benefit your life with Fibromyalgia. You will find out more about Fibromyalgia and Musculoskeletal conditions, ways to live better with these conditions, managing your pain and information on upcoming Webinars, Seminars and other events.