Swindon Support

First published in Lyneham News

Swindon Foggy's The Swindon Fibromyalgia Support Group (established 29th June 2010) Working with Fibromyalgia Association UK (FMA) registered charity number 1042582 and UK Fibromyalgia.

We are primarily a Fibromyalgia Support Group. However, as many of our members also suffer with other conditions/symptoms, we aim to also provide support and information for the following too: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Addison’s Disease, Asperger Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Congenital Nerve Deafness, Depression, Diabetes, Dyspraxia, Endometriosis, Heavy Periods, Hiatus Hernia, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lactose Intolerance, Migraines, Osteoarthritis, Pernicious Anaemia, Planters Fasciatus, Polycystic Ovaries, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Raynauds, Reactive Arthritis, Rheumatoid Positive, Rhinitis, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Sjorgens, Slipped / Herniated Disc, Trigeminal Neuralgia.

For further information contact; Deb Davis ~ Group Leader, deb.davis@swindon-fibromyalgia.co.uk 01793 324667 / 0844 887 2377 Between 12pm – 4pm MONDAY – FRIDAY (voice messages can be left outside of these times) www.swindon-fibromyalgia.co.uk Informal, drop-in basis Group meetings at; Liden Community Centre Barrington Close Liden Swindon SN3 6HF Every 3rd Monday of the month, 7.30pm onwards next one 22nd February 2011 Every 1st Tuesday of the month, 1pm – 3pm next one is 1st March 2011 We encourage and welcome partners, friends and carers to attend too. We like for carers / loved ones getting together as we tend to forget how hard, confusing and frustrating it must be for them too. You may feel put off joining/attending due to shyness etc., someone with you can give you that extra confidence. Many shy ones who attended said how confident and comfortable they felt in being around people who understood. The meetings are informal drop-in session based and it gives you the chance to discuss coping mechanisms and to generally share any concerns that you may have dealing with this invisible illness.

We have visitors attend from various organisations offering tips and various techniques on controlling symptoms. We have the following booked into our diary: 22nd February 2011 NHS Clapham Hobbs Foot Care Service hold regular day appointment at Liden Community Centre (this is open to everyone, by appointment). Call to register and make an appointment !! The appointments are totally private and offer people unable to attend their premises a chance to have their feet attended to correctly and hygienically. Unfortunately this service isn’t available to diabetics. Low level diabetics would need to be referred by their Doctor.

21st February (7.30pm onwards) Swindon PCT / Psychology Service, a regular visitor to the Group is attending to talk about a new course starting 9th March 2011 “Coping with Fibromyalgia”.

1st March 2011 (1 – 3pm) Thamesdown Hydrotherapy Pool is attending to discuss the pool facilities and benefits it could have at easing symptoms. Swindon Foggy’s have plans to assist members financially in the future for those wishing to take advantage of their facilities.

21st March 2011 (7.30pm onwards) Swindon Chiropractic Clinic will be talking about their facilities and how physiotherapy and/or stretching exercises may ease symptoms.

5th April 2011 (1 - 3pm) Swindon Chiropractic Clinic will be attending for those unable to attend 21st March 2011.

18th April 2011 (1 – 3pm) Thamesdown Hydrotherapy Pool will be attending for those unable to attend 1st March 2011.

Based on information supplied by Swindon Foggy's.

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