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FibroIreland has been created for people affected by fibromyalgia. It provides general information to help you understand how fibromyalgia affects you and what you can do to manage it. It also tells you where to find further information. For information on support groups please go to the support page or click here.
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Fibromyalgia Awareness Runs
Brian Phelan from Extreme Fitness is organising a series of runs to help raise awareness and kickstart research for Fibromyalgia in Ireland. Brian's partner has Fibro and he's doing his best to support her whatever way he can.
Where: Lugnaquillia hike
When: Sunday the 21st of August 2016
Meet point: meeting at Fentons Glen at 9:45am ... carpooling from Blessington .. if anyone needs it
Weather: Looks good for Sunday. Put together a light rucksack with raingear .. hat .. spare socks.... food and drink ... smiles :)
For further info you can contact Brian at (083) 144 7778 email@example.com
see you then guys!
You'll never know what YOU can do until WE try… Let's change the lives of people with Fibromyalgia in Ireland for the better…
Research on effect of stress on Fibromyalgia
Patricia Darcy, MSc Health Psychology student, NUIG, is looking for participants for a research group in Drumcondra beginning 29th July. The dates are as follows:
• Study week 1 Friday 29th July - 7.15pm or 8.15pm
• Study week 2 Friday 5th August - 7.15pm or 8.15pm
• Study week 3 Friday 12th August - 7.15pm or 8.15pm
• Study week 4 Friday 19th August - 7.15pm or 8.15pm
This study will explore the role of environmental factors and stress on health and wellbeing in Fibromyalgia. We know from existing research that environments can have a significant and influential impact on health and wellbeing. As stress can also exacerbate symptoms of Fibromyalgia we are also exploring environmental strategies that may impact on stress in Fibromyalgia. For the duration of the study you will have access to a specific environment which may have a beneficial impact on your health and wellbeing.
The study is being adapted from previous research used in fatigue and pain, and will be run over four weeks. For the duration of the four week period you will have access to a natural environment once a week for 45 minutes. The study will be held on Friday evenings in Drumcondra, Dublin 9 beginning the 29th July and running for four consecutive Friday evenings for a 45 minute period each Friday.
As part of the study we are also measuring the physiological stress response - this means that I will provide you with a kit to provide two morning salivary samples. In addition, you will be required to fill out some health-related questionnaires. At the end of the study I will be able to provide you with feedback on your individual physiological stress response, in addition to a copy of the overall findings of the study.
For Further info please contact
MSc Health Psychology student, NUIG
m: 087 2633612
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