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FM Management Plan; Chronic Infections in CFS, FM & GWI; Restless Legs & Sleep Problems

FEATURE ARTICLES – January 7, 2004:

* Lifestyle, Activity and Exercise for Fibromyalgia Patients

* Chronic Co-Infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis & Other Chronic Illnesses Including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

* Physician Q & A: Restless Legs Syndrome and Sleep [Fibromyalgia News]

THE WEEKLY SPECIAL

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SUPPORT and COPING

* Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner

* Got Questions? Here are Answers…Find them in our Chat Room

EVENTS

* National Fibromyalgia Partnership Presents Russell Rothenberg, M.D.

* Myofascial Pain Syndrome Treatment Series

ANNOUNCEMENTS

* CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help Course: Winter Signups

* ImmuneSupport.com Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs

ENDNOTES

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Feature Articles

* Lifestyle, Activity and Exercise for Fibromyalgia Patients

According to experts at the University of Michigan Health System, “Lifestyle, physical activity and aerobic exercise are important components of a well-rounded fibromyalgia management plan. When considering lifestyle physical activity and aerobic exercise, the idea is for you to become more active, for you to help control your symptoms, and for you to improve the overall quality of your life.”

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2470 [2]

* Chronic Co-Infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis & Other Chronic Illnesses Including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Garth Nicolson, Ph.D., states, “Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), and Gulf War Illnesses (GWI) often present with similar chronic signs and symptoms. One of the most common of these is sore and painful joints and loss of joint mobility. This is why we originally proposed that GWI is a CFS/ME or in some patients an RA- or FMS-like illness.”

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2471 [3]

* Physician Q & A: Restless Legs Syndrome and Sleep [Fibromyalgia News]

According to Dr. Sangani, “Restless legs syndrome is a common, poorly understood disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations of the limbs (deep within the legs and sometimes in the arms) that are precipitated by rest and relieved by activity.” It has been reported that more than half of fibromyalgia patients also suffer from restless legs syndrome.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2472 [4]

THE WEEKLY SPECIAL!

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Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner!

Dealing with the day-to-day struggles of living with a chronic illness can be trying. Coping Corner is the spot where you can find the online support you need to get through your day. Featuring personal stories, advice columnist Eunice Beck, RN, book reviews, and more.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2475 [5]

Got Questions? Here Are Answers…

Need a specialist in your location? Not sure what sleep meds are the best? Don’t know how to deal with the spouse, kids, and dog? Who better to help you than your fellow readers at ImmuneSupport.com? When you post a question to the message board, you can be assured of speedy and helpful replies. Other people have been through the same struggles and are happy to share their wisdom. It’s easy, too!

If you’re feeling chattier, go to the chat room and ‘talk’ to others in real time. You can let people know when you’ll be there by posting a note to the message boards.

Just click on the link below to find friends and support in the message boards and chat room.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2473 [6]

National Fibromyalgia Partnership Presents Russell Rothenberg, M.D.

If you live in the greater Washington, DC area, please join the National Fibromyalgia Partnership for a special program featuring: Russell Rothenberg, M.D.

Dr. Rothenberg’s presentation will include two parts:

1) The diagnosis & current treatment of fibromyalgia, and

2) Research updates from the 2003 American College of Rheumatology Conference.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

When: Sunday, January 25, 2004, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

Where: Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase, Maryland.

For more information including how to register, please click on the following link.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2476 [7]

Myofascial Pain Syndrome Treatment Series

What: Myofascial Pain Syndrome Treatment Series

Where: Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio

When: January 23 – 25, 2004

Target Audience: MDs, DOs, DCs, PTs, OTs, MSTs & DDS.

For the program schedule and more information including how to register, please click on the link below.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2477 [8]

CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help Course: Winter Signups

Registration for the next session of the CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help Course ends January 12th, and the course begins January 19th. The course is an 8-week, solution-oriented email discussion group that focuses on practical strategies for coping with common problems of CFIDS and fibromyalgia. The cost of the course, which includes a copy of “The CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help Book,” is $25.

Visit the CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help website to learn more and to register by clicking on the link below.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2479 [9]

ImmuneSupport.com Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs

Pro Health is proud to offer CFS & FM Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs at ImmuneSupport.com! We have designed these features to enable CFS & FM sites all over the world to get connected so we can work together to share important information and resources with our readers.

We invite webmasters to post headlines for the latest CFS & FM treatments and breaking news on your websites (linking to the complete content), in addition to linking to CFS & FM events, chat forums and message boards. We also invite CFS and FM related websites to link with us. To learn more about these programs, click on the link below.

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