2nd November 2017 monthly meeting with Nutritionist, Karen Scobie

For the November meeting, Nutritionist, Karen Scobie will be in attendance to give advice on diet and nutrition while allowing those attending the opportunity to share their food experiences. Please come along to meet Karen and share what has worked and any ideas you may have to make things better for your own care and that of others. Tea and coffee will be available, as always.  Please feel free to bring any other drink or a biscuit or snack.  Come for as much or as little of the meeting as you can cope with. The meeting will be held in the Midsteeple in the centre of Dumfries High Street.  Entry

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September 2017 Facebook Blog

The 5th October meeting will start with our Annual General Meeting (AGM).  We need a minimum of 10 members to attend for this please. Articles / Blogs Metabolic switch may bring on chronic fatigue syndrome, article .  ‘The team is now conducting a large trial in Norway of the cancer drug rituximab, which destroys the cells that make antibodies, in people with CFS.  Results are expected next year.’ Lady Gaga was taken to hospital in ‘severe pain’ cancelling her Rock In Rio appearance. Shortly afterwards she confirmed she has Fibromyalgia, forcing her to reschedule her European leg of her tour, BBC article.  For those of you with Netflix, her documentary, Gaga:

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Members Feedback Questionnaire

Thank you to all the members who have completed their return online or on paper.  Please remember to complete and return by Friday 25th August 2017. Your feedback will help us target our energy, time and resources on the things that matter most to you. Even if you are happy with the current level of support you receive, we would really appreciate hearing from you. If you have misplaced your questionnaire, please email kim@dgmefm.org.uk or admin@dgmefm.org.uk so we can provide the link to complete the online questionnaire.  The questionnaire is for members only, although if you have not joined already you can request this at the same time by providing

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June 2017 Facebook Blog

Welcome to July and the start of School holidays. If you are interested in helping with the creation of the monthly Facebook blog, please email Kim (Secretary) at: kim@dgmefm.org.uk. 😊 Articles / Blogs One of the biggest myths about chronic fatigue syndrome just got destroyed in this article which suggests a faulty cell receptor. Could there be a biomarker for ME/CFS?, check out this article. The article ‘Brit scientist could be about to CURE multiple sclerosis and provide hope for millions’ was shared as potentially could, in time, cure other conditions.  The article explains how they are not using any drugs but instead simply switching on the body’s own systems of

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May 2017 Facebook Blog

A big thank you to the Network members who brought awareness to shoppers visiting Tesco Extra, Cuckoo Bridge, Dumfries on Awareness Day, 12th May 2017.  Check out one of the pictures on our blog. If you are interested in helping with the creation of the monthly Facebook blog, please email Kim (Secretary) at: kim@dgmefm.org.uk Articles / Blogs How to tell if it’s Fibromyalgia or Multiple Sclerosis is available at link. Stereotyping still prevents ME from being taken seriously is available at link. Kay Adams revisited ME on her show on Awareness day, see link. Reduced cardiac volumes in chronic fatigue syndrome associate with plasma volume but not length of disease: a cohort

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April 2017 Facebook Blog

Members of the Network will have a stand in the foyer at Tesco Extra, Cuckoo Bridge, Dumfries on Awareness Day, 12th May 2017 to share information about these illnesses and the Network.  Both blue and purple ribbon pins will be available. Articles / Blogs A Scottish student will walk the red carpet at this year’s Cannes film festival after his short graduation film was chosen from thousands of entries to compete for a prize.  Wild Horses, which he wrote and directed, is about a teenage girl who has myalgic encephalopathy (ME), or chronic fatigue syndrome.  Check out the article. On 21/4/17, the ME Association posted about an ongoing storyline about

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March 2017 Facebook Blog

Well spring has finally sprung when the clocks went forward on the 25th of March.  Hopefully the weather will get better and we will all feel a little better.  I myself am feeling a little better so I hope everyone will to.  We have had some new members to the Facebook page and I would like the opportunity to welcome you to the group.  As usual we have had a few articles and websites added by the group to keep us informed of what is happening else where in the world.  I’m going to list these and I hope you will find them as useful as I have. Useful Websites and

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February 2017 Facebook Blog

I am sure you are all pleased to see our March Newsletter, available at; March 2017 Newsletter.  Thank you everyone who contributed to this edition.  If you have a story about your illness that you feel happy to share, please get in touch by emailing us at; admin@dgmefm.org.uk. 2nd March 2017 Midsteeple Meeting: This meeting will be a chaired discussion themed on ‘what has helped me’.  Please come along prepared to talk about at least one thing which has helped you cope with your symptoms.  It could be useful to bring a pen and pad to note down anything which may have helped others which you hadn’t thought of yourself. February

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January 2017 Facebook Blog

Well 2017 has arrived!  Hopefully everyone has had a good start to the year and not to traumatic time health wise.  This time of year can be tricky for our type of illness.  The Facebook page is a good way of seeking support but also providing support, also sharing information.  On the Facebook page there has been some useful links that members have kindly added to the page. Articles / Blogs: Here are some links that have been added, hopefully you will find them as useful as I have: The following link is in regards to people with Fibromyalgia and not having sufficient vitamin D here is a link to

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