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A condition causing generalised pain, tiredness, sleeping problems and poor memory. Medication is usually ineffective.
FMA UK operates as a signpost to information and resource for people who are affected by fibromyalgia.
Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed with arthritis, living with it for some while or think you may have the early signs, we’re here for you.
Provides high quality information and support to empower patients to take control of their arthritis and campaigning for change.
"It's really important to keep moving your body, if you stay still for too long you will seize up."
Watch this video on Facebook from BBC Lifestyle and Health News in which women with fibromyalgia come together to share their stories and help one another.
This website can help you understand what persistent pain is and offers tips, advice and information to help you self-manage your condition and enjoy a better quality of life.
NHS Pain Management Programmes (PMPs) help people to live with chronic pain by helping them to learn ways of dealing with the disabling effects and distress caused by being in pain.
As part of the ‘Health and Care’ video library this video – ‘An introduction to Opioids’ - includes information on the use of opioids and the potential side effects when using opioids for pain relief
As part of the ‘Health and Care’ video library this video – ‘Risks, side effects and misuse of Opioids’ - includes information and the effects of long term use of Opioids
As part of the ‘Health and Care’ video library this video – ‘Opioid step-down programme’ - includes information supporting the effects of reducing opioid use and how a step-down plan might be developed between you and a healthcare professional
Our online service provides the opportunity to:
Create your own Library of resources.
Set goals for yourself.
Join conversations in our online community.
Currently on hold due to Coronavirus
Please note the Time for Coffee mornings for Poole are currently on hold.
Please note the Time for Coffee mornings for Bournemouth are currently on hold.
Please note Coffee mornings for Dorcehster are currently on hold.
Please note Coffee mornings for Blandford are currently on hold.
Please note Coffee mornings for Shaftesbury are currently on hold.
Please note Coffee mornings for Sherborne are currently on hold.
PainPals Helpline – 01202 858361
PLEASE NOTE the PainPals Helpline will be closed on the two upcoming bank holidays – 2nd and 3rd June 2022.
Mon-Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Wed 14:00 - 16:00 only
Would you like to speak with someone who truly understands what it’s like to live with chronic pain? Call our helpline, which is manned by volunteers who live with pain themselves.
To use this helpline, you should to be registered to a Dorset GP