Fibromyalgia Association UK is a registered charity run primarily by unpaid volunteers. The majority of volunteers are also fibromyalgia sufferers who work extremely hard, despite their condition, in order to forward the cause of fibromyalgia. FMA UK was established in order to provide information and support to sufferers and their families.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue. The pain tends to be felt as diffuse aching or burning, often described as head to toe. It may be worse at some times than at others. It may also change location, usually becoming more severe in parts of the body that are used the most.
We have been working with the local Fibromyalgia Support Groups in Reading introducing Floatation Therapy and helping some of their group manage their chronic pain. There has been research produced that shows that Floatation can help in the reduction of chronic pain.
I am running the half marathon to raise awareness about this debilitating condition and to raise funds for new research projects that can help to find a cure. We have been privileged to be able to help some of the support group and those suffering with this condition over the last few months.