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Airing Pain 29: Fibromyalgia

Liv­ing with fibromyal­gia, and the med­ical research offer­ing hope for the future

This pro­gramme was fund­ed by Pain Concern’s sup­port­ers and friends.

Fibromyal­gia affects an esti­mat­ed 2.7 mil­lion peo­ple in the UK, yet it is a con­di­tion which is poor­ly under­stood leav­ing the peo­ple with it often fac­ing igno­rance and prej­u­dice. Pro­duc­er Paul Evans, who has fibromyal­gia him­self, talks with Lexy Bar­ber about her expe­ri­ences of cop­ing with it. We also hear from Pro­fes­sor Ernest Choy and Prof Dwight Moulin about advances in med­ical knowl­edge of the con­di­tion and pos­si­ble ways of man­ag­ing symptoms.

Issues cov­ered in this pro­gramme include: Fibromyal­gia, med­ical research, psy­chol­o­gy, chem­i­cal imbal­ance, mis­con­cep­tions, address­ing mis­in­for­ma­tion, mus­cle pain, fatigue, mem­o­ry, headaches, migraines, back pain, dizzi­ness, heart pal­pi­ta­tions, men­tal ill­ness, irri­ta­ble bow­el syn­drome, hyper­sen­si­tiv­i­ty, exer­cise, video games, Nin­ten­do Wii, restora­tive sleep and brain signals.


  • Pro­fes­sor Ernest Choy, Pro­fes­sor of Rheuma­tol­ogy, Cardiff University
  • Pro­fes­sor Dwight Moulin, Pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ments of Clin­i­cal Neu­ro­log­i­cal Sci­ences and Oncol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of West­ern Ontario.


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