M.E./CFS support in Hereford
The Herefordshire CFS/M.E./FMS Group is a self-supporting, voluntary organisation which meets at 2.30pm on the first Saturday of every month (except for January) in the Aspire Community Hub, Canal Road, Hereford. A typical meeting will be good humoured and may have a guest speaker on a topic of interest. The next meeting will be on 1 August.
Hereford Times, online
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THE HEREFORDSHIRE CFS/ME/FMS GROUP – The Herefordshire CFS/ME/ FMS Group is a self-supporting, voluntary organisation which supports those who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, myalgic encephalomyelitis, and fibromyalgia syndrome. The group meets regularly at 2.30pm (doors open at 2.15pm) on the first Saturday of every month (except for January) in the Aspire Community Hub (formerly the Canal Road Day Centre) in Canal Road in Hereford. These are debilitating illnesses and symptoms can include profound exhaustion, fatigue, stomach and digestive problems (including irritable bowel syndrome), flu like symptoms, memory and concentration loss, disturbed unrefreshing sleep, intolerances/ increased sensitivity, severe pain, widespread pain and stiffness and many others.
Anyone can develop these illnesses at any age. The causes are not yet fully known, but can develop after trauma, illness and accidents. It must be stressed that the Herefordshire CFS/ME/ FMS Group is a support group that really lives up to its name and includes people from all walks of life.
Members do their best to help fellow sufferers and really care about each other.
If anyone thinks they might show the symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis, their first action should be to visit their GP.
Treatment is available to ease some symptoms, although they are unlikely to disappear completely. To non-sufferers the presence of CFS, ME and FMS is often not readily identifiable, but group members are fully aware of the problems and can share their experiences.
A typical meeting will be good humoured and may have a guest speaker on a topic of interest but members will always be updated with any relevant news on new research, medications, forthcoming events and absolutely anything that might help to alleviate their symptoms. The next meeting will be on August 1. New members are always welcome.
Anyone with any queries is asked to call Jenni on 01432 271536.