|Summer News 2015 May 2014, Cork Fibromyalgia Support Group AGM, was held at Bru Collumbas, Wilton, Cork.
The following Committee members were elected:
Public relations/ media: Helen/ Martina/ Frances Helen, Kathleen & Martina & Frances, are looking forward to working with the Group & raising awareness of Fibromyalgia, as well as supporting fellow sufferers.
|Dr Patrick B. Wood
Dr Wood is a respected authority on the cause and treatment of FM. He is a renowned speaker and has presented his work at scientific conferences around the world, as well as publishing a number of papers relating to FM in peer-reviewed scientific journals.Dr Wood has worked as a clinical physician with Pacific Rheumatology Associates, Renton WA, USA.
He has also worked in the Departments of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Anesthesiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, where he directed both the Fibromyalgia Research Programme and the Fibromyalgia Care Clinic.
He has been a Visiting Scholar at the world-renowned Centre for Research on Pain at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Dr Wood also serves as chief medical advisor for Angler Biomedical Technologies, LLC and he works with the American National Fibromyalgia Association on a number of projects.
Dr Wood also featured in the DVD Fibromyalgia: Show Me Where It Hurts. He recently moved to Jackson, Mississippi to set up his own clinic and continue research into FM. Dr Wood is the originator of the Dopamine Theory of Fibromyalgia. He has spearheaded the use of advanced imaging technologies, including Positron Emission Tomography (PET scans) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRI or fMRI scans), to investigate fundamental changes within the CNS that result in the development of FM. He has been twice recognized by the American National Institutes for Health for his innovative research.DVD’s of Dr. Woods Conference are still available for €10, incl Postage & Packing
Please Txt Cork Fibromyalgia Support Group for details on how to get your hands on this great DVD providing information on his fibromyalgia studies & also information on various medication trials, Very worth while for both the patient and medical profession. A must see if you are newly diagnosed
Cork Fibromyalgia Support Group —How it all began……….
A group headed by Susan O’Mahony set up the Cork Fibromyalgia Support Group (CFSG) in 1999. At that time it was felt that a support group was vital, as there was nothing in place for those diagnosed with the condition. Very little information was available on how to live after diagnosis; many were left feeling isolated from friends and family by their symptoms. The need for information and public awareness was great.
The CFSC initially met in the Ennismore Retreat Centre (Montenotte) but transferred to 134 Evergreen Road (in Turners Cross) in 2001. The move was made possible by lobbying the then Minister for Health, Míchael Martin, who officially opened the premises in June of that year.
In December 2008, the group left evergreen road and held their first meeting in Bru Columbanus, Wilton (May 2009). The change in venue proved very successful.
Meetings will be held once every 3 months for the forseeable future, with coffee mornings, casual meet-ups in between,
Meetings allow a place for dialogue, support and advice. For many newly diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, this may be the first time they get to speak with people who understand what they are going through. The meetings provide a forum to discuss medical interventions/self-help techniques that may be tried and speakers will be brought in when possible. The meetings also allow access to local knowledge on doctors and services etc that is vital when someone is first diagnosed.
Please note: you do not have to have fibromyalgia to come to meetings; all are welcome, including those who may be in a supporting role, e.g. a partner or close friend.
Contact details: 085 1567924. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A TEXT LINE ONLY & CALLS CANNOT BE ANSWERED.
Dates for upcoming meetings will be available by Text Alert ONLY if you have subscribed for text alerts
We Operate a Text ONLY SUPPORT LINE -085-1567924- *** PHONE CALLS CANNOT BE ANSWERED FROM THIS LINE ***
If you have been newly diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, please text your Name, Address (&email address if possible) to (085)-1567924. We will then add you to our Text Alerts & forward you our information Pack
Nel, Kathleen, Frances & Martin, have been working hard in the background since becoming Cork Fibromyalgia Support Groups newest Committee Members last May 2012…… We have Frances on the team boosting meadia awareness.
if you have any ideas for Guest speakers, or topics you wish covered at a meeting please text us.
Cork Fibromyalgia Support Group
Meetings —Sept – Dr Pat Crowley – Guest speaker re LDN & its benefits for Fibromyalgia.. for contact details text the support line
November 8th 2014 — Mindfulness Workshop with Alison Windfield – 11a,m-2pm @Bru Columbanus, Wilton,Cork
SAVE THE DATE —- December 8th 2014 ——–shhhhhhhhhhhhh its secret!!! all will be revealed nearer the date