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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6th July 2017 monthly meeting with Action For ME

For the July meeting, Theresa and April from Action For ME will be in attendance.  As well as explaining what they do, they are keen to listen about health care experiences (NHS or private) and improvement suggestions from members.  We hope this could be the start of a fuller consultation, with ideas to be further developed in future sessions.  Although it is ME/CFS focussed, it will be applicable to fibromyalgia and other fatiguing and difficult to diagnose conditions too. Please come along to meet Theresa and April and share what has worked and any ideas you may have to make things better for your own care and that of others.

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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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12th May 2017 International Awareness Day

Please come along and support us at the big Tesco Extra, Cuckoo Bridge in Dumfries on 12th May, Awareness Day, as we let people know about ME and Fibromyalgia.  We’ll have a desk near the entrance to answer any questions people ask, and hand out contact cards for the group.  We also have purple (for Fibromyalgia) and blue (for ME/CFS) Awareness ribbons to give out in exchange for a donation.

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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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