Petition - Change the World Health Organisation classification of Fibromyalgia to Neurological with Change.org. Please Sign

Petition - Change the World Health Organisation classification of Fibromyalgia to Neurological with Change.org. Please Sign

As the founder of Andover Fibromyalgia & ME/SEID Community Group -

(www.afmcg.jimdo.com)

We've made a petition but will you sign it?

change.org/p/world-health-o...

If you are one of the 2.7+ million people in the UK living with Fibromyalgia or one of their family members I am sure you will, as I am sure you feel it is about time we call for the World Health Organisation to change the classification of Fibromyalgia from Musculoskeletal to Neurological.

In our opinion this may be a big piece of the jigsaw, not only to reduce the stigma we experience, get the correct treatment we deserve but also for wider understanding about the fluctuating symptoms we experience daily. As part of the Fibromyalgia community of people living with this condition, we personally think it's about time we call upon the WHO for change #WHOCall4Change

Fibromyalgia has been reported for a long time to be a Neurological illness in fact as it has synonymous symptoms as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis who already have a Neurological World Health Classification of Neurological it's not at all surprising to us!

There are various research articles reporting Fibromyalgia to be a CNS disorder therefore Neurological and discussing Central Sensitization which is widely known to involve changes in the central nervous system (CNS) and in particular the brain and the spinal cord.

Here's a few quotes from some of the collective peer reviewed studies;

"Research suggests that fibromyalgia is a central, widespread pain syndrome supported by a generalized disturbance in central nervous system pain processing. Over the past decades, multiple lines of research have identified the locus for many functional, chronic pain disorders to the central nervous system, and the brain.

fcMRI and 1H-MRS analyses have identified significant alterations in brain function and neurotransmitter concentration in the FM brain. While these analysis approaches are relatively new and still evolving, future studies with greater power will better link these brain changes with clinically relevant outcome metrics. Such research will lead to an improved understanding of how brain changes reflect and even maintain persistent"

What has functional connectivity and chemical neuroimaging in fibromyalgia taught us about the mechanisms and management of `centralized' pain? (2014) Vitaly Napadow and Richard E Harris

Arthritis Research & Therapy

"Fibromyalgia is characterised by abnormalities that appear to be related to hippocampal dysfunction, including hyperactivity of both corticotropin-releasing hormone neurons and the sympathetic nervous system, impaired declarative memory, and enhanced NMDA receptor-mediated nociception."

Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Central Role for the Hippocampus—A Theoretical Construct (2004) Patrick B. Wood

If you believe like us that it is about time we call for change #WHOCall4Chance, then please sign our petition with Change.org

We sincerely Thank You for the support

If you want to share please do us examples below

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World Health Organisation: Change the WHO classification of Fibromyalgia to Neurological.

#Fibromyalgia has been reported for a long time to be a Neurological illness in fact as it has synonymous symptoms as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis who already have a Neurological World Health Classification of Neurological it's not at all surprising to us!

There are various research articles reporting #Fibromyalgia to be a CNS disorder therefore Neurological and discussing Central Sensitization which is widely known to involve changes in the central nervous system (CNS) and in particular the brain and the spinal cord.

If you believe like us and the 2.7+ million living with Fibromyalgia in the UK that it is about time we call for change #WHOCall4Chance, then please sign our petition with Change.org

We sincerely Thank You for the support

change.org/p/world-health-o...

#WHOcall4change

The first aim is for 100, let's smash that - Thanks for the support Emma :)

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  • Signed and sealed with a huge hug!

    Come on guys get signing! x

  • Thank You :)

  • Signed it pity about the first petition I am sure the government could have some influence on this if they really wanted to. Hope it is successful.x

  • Thank You :)

  • Signed. I dont know if its my computer or if there is a problem with the site but i have been having a lot of trouble getting onto the site and then i couldnt get a link. I have had to google it. At least i got there. :P

  • I had to Google it also, but have now signed :)

  • Thank You - I have emailed HU about why the small 'bit ly' links don't seem to work.

    I'll add the full link instead

    change.org/p/world-health-o...

    Emma :)

  • Thank You :)

  • I have signed it and posted it on my Facebook xxx

  • Thank You :)

  • Now posted on facebook.

    No idea what was going last night i coulnt do a thing on the site.

    It all seems ok today. :P

  • Thank You :)

  • Signed and shared😊

  • Thank You :)

  • Signed with love x Be for change x

  • Thank You :)

  • Signed and it says 38 have signed so far :)

  • Thank You Ken :) x

  • If you haven't signed this petition - please do, I would appreciate any support you could give

    Many Thanks :)

  • signed petition

  • Thank You caz-54

  • Have you seen this petition? Pls consider adding your support !

  • Hi Everyone

    84 signatures so far - Fantastic guys!

    Please keep sharing it and also if you support the Thunderclap this will make the message travel further as the platform is designed to increase social reach as you sign it

    thunderclap.it/projects/456...

    Please Note The Thunderclap campaign will post one campaign tweet about this petition on the 3rd September on your account as the Thunderclap ends and creates a see of the same tweet among supporters thus really making all your followers aware of the petition!

    Hope you are having a good afternoon

    Best Wishes

    Emma :)

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