Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, attended a recent Parliamentary reception to support Fibromyalgia Awareness UK and the Fibromyalgia petition team in their quest for better help and support for those with fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body, fatigue, muscle stiffness, difficulty sleeping, mental process problems, headaches and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) as well as many other problems.
“It is thought that as many as 1 in every 25 people may suffer from Fibromyalgia.
“I am pleased to offer my support to the fibromyalgia petition which has been set up because many fibromyalgia sufferers have difficulty getting their condition diagnosed. I want to support the push for more funding to improve diagnosis and treatment and to raise awareness of this and other ‘invisible illnesses’ for medical professionals, families, friends, carers and the wider community, especially as diagnosis can be extremely difficult to achieve.
“The petition can be found at https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-make-fibromyalgia-a-disability.
“There is also a fibromyalgia support group that meets once a month at Little Sutton community centre which is an extremely useful opportunity for those with the condition to speak to others who are going through the same issues as they are”.