Fibromyalgia Action UK

Petition to Jeremy Hunt: Provide funding for research into Fibromyalgia

Petition to Jeremy Hunt: Provide funding for research into Fibromyalgia

In the UK they are currently approximately 3 million people living with fibromyalgia in the UK alone, between 2.9 and 4.7% of the population worldwide.

Fibromyalgia is an invisible illness characterised by chronic widespread pain and debilitating fatigue among other symptoms including unrefreshing sleep, joint stiffness, dysautonomia, cognitive dysfunction (often referred to as Fibrofog), multichemical sensitivity, hyperalgesia, allodynia and bowel & bladder abnormalities. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown; however, it is thought that it’s onset may be due to a trauma and this could be a viral episode, a bereavement, whiplash or a stressful experience. People living with fibromyalgia experience a painful response to pressure and can experience a heightened response to both painful and non-painful stimuli.

Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be a lengthy process as there is currently no proven laboratory test and due to many other conditions displaying strikingly similar symptoms. Patients often live with depression either as a precursor to Fibromyalgia or most likely due to living with this debilitating often disabling condition. Recent studies consider Fibromyalgia to be most likely a Central Nervous System disorder relating to central pain sensitisation among other hypotheses.

We need allocated funding for research into Fibromyalgia which will increase knowledge and understanding within healthcare and help individuals living with this condition receive appropriate healthcare, timely diagnosis and ongoing support for the condition. Therefore, we are calling on Jeremy Hunt & the UK Government to discuss the need to provide funding in order to conduct further research.

Here's the link to sign;

change.org/p/jeremy-hunt-pr...

Please share this petition using the Hashtag: #fibroresearch

Many Thanks

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Signed, I hope a lot more people sign it especially with it open to the public x

Gentle hugs Rosie xx 😊

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Fantastic! Thank You :)

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I've signed.x

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Thanks for bringing this to our attention Emma.

I’ve just signed.

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Thanks for your support GP - 140 so far and rising !

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Thank You so much x

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Oh , How I wish ! Good to share your company at the 4am bout.

"Hope springs eternal"

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Thanks for signing :)

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Done ✅ xxx

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Thank You :) much appreciated x

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signed and passed on thank you for sharing Emma

Love & Hugs Xx

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Thanks Mack ....grateful you passed it on :)

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Glad to be able to do it Love & Hugs xx

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Signed just now. It's good to be able to do something practical and positive. Well done Emma for keeping us informed. Take care x

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No problem as the founder of the group I am always trying to take positive action - hopefully we can share within the whole community as there is millions that need to be heard. Thanks for signing and sharing :)

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Happily signed

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Thanks MKMale :)

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Signed

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Thank You so much :)

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your welcome once i get my brain working! eeek il try and share via twitter

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Shared !!!

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Signed!!! Well done

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Thank You :)

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Signed and shared x

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Thanks so much for signing and sharing :)

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UPDATE - 450+ so far Thanks to all

Any support for this Thunderclap to spread the word would also be appreciated :)

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Emma :)

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Update: Over 1K in 3 days ! Please keep sharing and sign if you haven't already :)

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Update 1.7K so far - please do keep sharing and asking friends&family to sign too :)

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We've nearly got 3K signatures...so for those who missed this post and haven't signed. Please sign if you agree.... Thank You :)

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Update 3.9K signed so far....... newbies please sign if you agree and any other members who may have missed this post . Please share 🔗 on social too...Thank You for support 🖊🖋🤗

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