June 2020 Facebook Blog.

Two Birth Flowers and Birth stones this month.               Well what can I say, that’s another month away with very little change from the last 3, lets hope that the month of July starts to bring some return to normal life.                                                                          As you may know there has been a lot said about CBD Oil helping with the symptoms of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. I’m writing here about my personal

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May 2020 Facebook Blog.

    Well thats another month of lockdown gone. At least now we have a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully the new measures will bring back some form of normality into our lifes. Still a long way off from a coffee and cake with friends but that will come. Please continue to follow the Government guidelines and social distancing rules. Wonder how the New Normal will turn out and affect us.  Its sad to hear of some Covid-19 patients are still struggling with symptoms of fatigue. The only positive is that this may bring in more funding for research into ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. STAR OF

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April 2020 Facebook Blog.

CORONAVIRUS update : Helpful contacts during Covid-19: For Info: Emergency Numbers for GAS, ELECTRIC and WATER Scottish Welfare Fund Morrisons – Food Boxes DGRESILIENCE – Search for Help   As everyone will be aware we are still in lockdown.  The NHS and others are doing an unbelievable job in looking after us and making sure there is food on the shelves. No doubt you have seen all the posts/ new groups of people coming together on Facebook etc to help the less-able and others with Disabilities / conditions which put us at risk.                                 We would

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March 2020 Facebook Blog.

  Well what a change in a month from our last blog. Below you will find posts from our Facebook page regarding the Coronavirus and thats as far as I will go with it. I think we have seen and heard enough without drowning the blog with more information. FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION: NHS.UK MEASSOCIATION.ORG.UK FMAUK.ORG Its times like this that draw people like ourselves together to form closer friendships. Lets take this opportunity to gather together and share funny stories, hobbies, crafts, photos and Jokes. We have created Social Cafe by DGMEFM Network for this purpose. See post on Facebook for more information. Social Cafe Post – Facebook

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February 2020 Facebook Blog.

  Here are some facts from history for the day of February 29th. 1692: Salem Witch Trials                                            First people are accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts . 1712: Swedish Calender February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish Calendar. 1868: Benjamin Disraeli Benjamin Disraeli forms his first British Goverment. He served twice as Prime Minister. 1940: Gone with the wind Gone with the wind wins eight Oscars at the 12th Academy Awards. Winners include Hattie McDaniel to become 1st African American

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January 2020 Facebook Blog.

                                                            January Birth Flower – Carnation. Devotion,Loyalty and Love.                                                                 January Birth Stone – Garnet. Believed to bring the wearer good health, wealth and happiness.   January Named After Janus The month of January is named after the Roman god of doors, Janus, because this month is the door into

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December 2019 Facebook Blog.

                              Craig Woods – Castle Loch, Lochmaben                  John Bell – Site of Original Dumfries College, Heathhall                                Paul Thompson – Dalbeattie Forest. Well, here we are once again, about to start another year and a new decade. We can only wonder what the future holds for all us ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia sufferers.  With so many studies going on, I wonder how far we will get in the next decade to better understand both conditions.

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November 2019 Facebook Blog

So here it is, Merry Xmas. Everybody`s having fun. Look to the future now. It`s only just begun. On a serious note this can also be a very difficult and painful time for all  sufferers. If you have any experiences or tips you`d like to share just add it via the blog or the Facebook page. We need to say a big thank you to Paul and his Iris folding at the last meeting. It was enjoyed by all and everyone got their own handmade card to take home. Hopefully in the future Paul would be kind enough to do it again. If you have a hobby or craft you

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October 2019 Facebook Blog

Welcome to all our new members this month. Feel free to attend the monthly meetings as its a good way to meet, discuss symptoms and basically get a break from the norm. Any crafty people out there who would be willing to show off their hobbies and maybe show the group how its done, please get in touch as we like to add these to our agenda. This month (7th November) Paul will bring his Iris Folding to the group, so if you like the sound of that please come and you may even leave with your own hand made Christmas card. The following is a summary of relevant article/research

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September 2019 Facebook Blog

The September Newsletter was issued, available on our website.  The following is a summary of relevant article/research links provided in September by Facebook members.  Please click on the article name to open and read it. Articles / Blogs Chronic fatigue syndrome: New test in sight.  A Town for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Neuroendocrine Dysfunctions in Prolonged Critical Illness: Relevance for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Pt. I: Health Rising.  Neuroendocrine Dysfunctions in Prolonged Critical illness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia II: Treatment.  You Don’t Look Sick: ‘Having M.E. is like you’ve ran a marathon with the flu and were beaten up afterwards’.  The Harvard ME/CFS Collaboration.  Study

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