Volume 2, Newsletter #6 September 2012

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In this Issue 

Leaders Against Pain Training  

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE magazine free online 

Free Virtual Disability Web Expo  

Health E U: Six Perspectives of Life  

Health EU: Financial Perspective 

Triumph over Pain Awareness Event 

Urgent CA Call to Action (CAT)  on Step Therapy 

DE, MD, WV CAT re: Fail First Therapy Legislation 

NEI Patient Survey 

PainTracking--Knowing What Works for You 

Dear Congress Member: September is Pain Awareness Month


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NFMCPA Leaders Against Pain™ 
National Training Event for New & Veteran 
Support Group Leaders/Patient Advocates
Leaders Against Pain Training Scholarship Program

Do you know that patient advocates are needed and utilized by Congress, the FDA, leading research institutions and more? Patient advocates play a critical role in bringing attention to diseases, and how diseases are managed and researched. Celebrity advocates include Michael J. Fox for Parkinson’s and Lance Armstrong for Cancer. There are hundreds if not thousands more who are working behind the scenes everyday with physicians and policymakers to create a better way of life for people who share their disease. September is Chronic Pain Awareness Month and theNational Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) is seeking applications for the 5th Leader’s Against Pain™ (LAP) training program.

The program is for both veterans and newcomers to patient advocacy. The highly interactive LAP teaches skills for leading an effective support group and advocating on behalf of people with FM and overlapping conditions. Course presenters include NFMCPA officers and longtime health advocate and President and CEO of Healthy Motivation, Amye Leong. Ms Leong received the President’s Service Award, America’s highest honor for community service in 2001 from President G.W. Bush. 

Applications are due by October 3, 2012.  For full information about the program, please click here.  (If it is past the deadline and you are interested, please contact us to check availability due to cancellations.)

    Sep/Oct Fibromyalgia-Chronic Pain LIFE™  Magazine
Sep/Oct 2012 Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE magazine

The Sep/Oct 2012 issue of Fibromyalgia & ChronicPain Life magazine is now available in print and free online.  Feature articles include:

  • Special Report on Brain Imaging of Chronic Pain
  • National Report that is Changing Your Life:  IOM Relieving Pain in America
  • PainTracking - Knowing What Works for You 
  • CranioSacral Therapy
  • Pet Therapy

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  Mark Your Calendar:  Allsup True Help Disability Web Expo Sept. 27
TrueHelp Web Expo

Please join the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association going virtual during the Allsup True Help® Disability Web Expo on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST. 

This free online event is anticipated to be the largest-ever virtual experience geared to meet the needs and interests of people with disabilities and chronic illness. Caregivers, healthcare providers and the general public also are encouraged attend. 

At the Allsup True Help Disability Web Expo, participants will be able to:

 Interact with experts through live chats, workshops, Q&A sessions and one-on-one discussions. 
 Gather information on accessing benefits, community resources and other services from health and financial organizations. 
 Share thoughts, ideas and concerns via surveys, chats and message boards. 
 Network with fellow [organization] members. 
 Register for prizes. 

We hope you can join us Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. (CST) from the comfort of your own computer. Go to WebExpo.Allsup.com  or click on the image below to register today.  Can't make it?  The Expo will be archived until December 26, 2012.

    Health E U:  Six Perspectives of Life
Self-management is taking center stage in all levels of healthcare including policy making, insurance, and at your physician's office.  Self-management in chronic illness (1) empowers patients, and (2) places more responsibility on them.  Self-management is the patient’s key to better access to medical care and any pain medications that may be needed. 

Health E U focuses on the six areas of life:

  • physical
  • emotional
  • intellectual
  • spiritual
  • social
  • financial

Managing chronic pain illnesses is like being in a row boat.  The person with the chronic condition has one oar, and the healthcare provider has the other.  If only one oar is used, the row boat goes around in circles.  If the distant shore is to be reached, both oars must be used in partnership. 

Healthcare providers encourage us to sleep and eat well, exercise, and avoid stress.  They are clearly saying that these lifestyle choices are as important as the specialized treatments they also offer.  Sometimes patients ignore these words of wisdom and because of the chronic pain want their HCP to "fix this problem right now.”  That approach is quickly being replaced by physicians who expect patients to be active participants in managing their chronic illnesses.  With the nationwide attention on misuse of prescription drugs, prescribing physicans are less willing to write scripts for pain. A trusting physician-patient relationship and using multi-modal treatments (including self-management) are now frequently required to receive a prescription for pain medications.

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    Health E U Financial Perspective

One of six Health E U perspectives, financial self-management includes wise spending and saving.  As you know, we work daily to help improve the lives of those struggling with fibromyalgia and chronic pain.  From education and support, to advocacy and research, we put our efforts where we believe they will make the biggest difference.  This message is an announcement about a new effort to help our members in a way that might surprise you.


We have heard personally from many of you about how the debilitating pain associated with fibromyalgia and chronic pain illness has changed your lives.  All too common are stories of physical challenges like working, walking, sleeping and even eating; and emotional challenges like limited independence and frustration caused by physicians who don’t know what to prescribe, how to treat, or what to do.  But lately, I’ve been hearing about another significant challenge we all face – financial health.

Many are experiencing the pain and economic discomfort created not only by our individual circumstances but our struggling economy.  From prescriptions and physical therapy to doctor visits and medical treatment – we know how difficult it can be for you to get the help you need.  Even here at the association, the need for operating funds and all-important research to find a cure has never been greater.  

We are proud to announce a new partnership that will be a true win-win for members AND the NFMCPA.  We have partnered with WakeUpNow Fundraising who will help you save hundreds of dollars per month - while generously donating 40% of the proceeds to the NFMCPA to help us find cures and promote advocacy for fibromyalgia!  As members of WakeUpNow, we’ll all enjoy:

  • Big discounts on prescriptions as much as $25 off per prescription on top of any discounts or insurance you may have
  • Savings on groceries, travel, shopping
  • 14%+ discounts on cell phone bills
  • Access to hundreds of dollars a day in free offers and product samples
  • Access to personal financial software tools to budget and track your expenses

Find out how much you can save by clicking here.  Please forward this to an interested friend.  

     "Triumph over Pain Run, Walk or Roll"
Triumph over Pain

US Pain Foundation is proud to host their 2nd annual "Triumph over Pain" Run, Walk or Roll benefiting various organizations on September 29, 2012, in Rockport, Massachusetts.  These organizations include NEADS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association, Susan G. Komen, U.S. Pain Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project. Click here for more information.  Please forward this to an interested friend

  Urgent California Call to Action (CTA) re:  Limiting Step Therapy for Pain Medication 
Governor Jerry Brown has 5 more days to act on AB 369.  The health plans are working overtime to get the Governor to veto this bill, so your support letters are urgently needed.  If you have not sent him a support letter, PLEASE do so now.  Please click here to learn how you can help immediately.  To learn more about the NFMCPA's position on step therapy, click here. 
DE, MD, WV Call to Action (CTA) 
re:  Fail First for Pain Medication 
As West Virginia and Maryland state legislators look for ways to trim their state budgets, reducing medication costs is one of the easy targets.  Not having a medical background, there is less understanding of the increased suffering and increased created for people chronic pain by developing fail first, step therapy, tiered, or restricted access to FDA approved medications for an illness.  Decisions on pain medication therapy belong in the physician-patient relationship rather than in a legislative subcommittee (often called Drug Use Review (DUR) or Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T)committees).  When legislatorion creates barriers to appropriate pain medications, more human suffering and expense to patients results.  If you live in these states, we urge you to write to and personally contact your state legislators with your concerns and personal stories.  In Delaware, the state medical association supported successful legislation that banned insurance companies from requiring patients to fail first on any medications before being prescribed the medication their doctor recommended.
For your state legislators' contact information, please click here.
   Survey for NeuroEndocrineImmune Illnesses 
Research Interest 
Supporting researchers studying fibromyalgia and overlapping (or co-related) conditions is one of the best ways to contribute to a better quality of life for all of us affected by these illnesses.  Our community has been instrumental in helping bench scientists and clinicians discover more about our illnesses and find new treatments.  We've come a long way to better understanding since the people with these illnesses have been involved in providing insights. A hospital in the is interested in creating a center of excellence for NeuroEndocrineImmune diseases.  If you are interested in participating in this survey, please click here.    

    PainTracking--Knowing What Works for You"
"Perhaps the greatest challenge of living with chronic pain is the uncertainty. One minute you may feel reasonable well, and the next as though you stepped into a buffalo stampede.  When flare-ups are unpredictable, life can feel frightening and making plans becomes virtually impossible. 

Nearly twenty years ago, when fibromyalgia struck, I felt betrayed by my body.  I read whatever I could get my hands on to try to find answers.  I tried exercise.  I tried rest.  I tried medications.  I tried to "look on the bright side."  But no matter what I tried, I experienced intense pain peppered with mysterious reprieves."  Author Deborah Barrett discusses her  new book Pain Tracking in this month's Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE magazine, page 10-11 .  Please click here to read more.

       September is Pain Awareness Month!  
Does Your Congress Member Know?

Please consider contacting your Congress Member today.  This is the beginning of a suggested letter.  To see a complete letter, please click here.

To: All members, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives

Re: Pain Awareness Month

Dear Member of Congress:

I am writing to you regarding an issue that affects the lives of millions of Americans every day. From veterans and people living with life-threatening illnesses to the small business owner down the street, chronic pain knows no bounds and leaves no demographic untouched. Yet little is understood about this illness.

Chronic pain is pain that continues a month or more beyond the usual recovery period for an injury or illness or that goes on for months or years due to a chronic condition. According to the Institute of Medicine’s 2011 “Relieving Pain in America” report, an estimated 100 million people in the United States are burdened with chronic pain. Despite this fact, far too little is understood about chronic pain and pain management.  As September marks “Pain Awareness Month” I am asking for more research and education of chronic pain at all levels... 

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The mission of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) is to build a united patient and medical community to create a strong voice and organizational base to educate and execute advocacy programs regarding access to care, scientific research, diagnosis and treatment for people with  fibromyalgia and overlapping conditions. On our website you can find: support groups around the world, information about overlapping conditions, research,  archived newsletters and press releases, and support. 

Please consult with your physician for medical care and treatment.  The information in this newsletter is not a substitute for professional medical, legal, or financial advice.  The publisher takes great efforts to ensure the accuracy of information herein.


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FM Mom of the Year

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Congratulations to Caren Pierson!  

The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association congratulates Caren Pierson of Wichita, Kansas, for being chosen as the FM MOM of the Year 2012.  Her daughter, Anya Pierson, wrote the winning essay nominating her mother in this year’s competition.  This year’s essays also included nominations from the international community.  The FM MOM of the Year Committee selected five finalist essays, and public voting took place online from April 27-May 4.

To recognize the difficulties faced by mothers affected by fibromyalgia, and to commemorate Mother’s Day on May 13 and National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on May 12, the NFMCPA highlighted essays submitted discussing the challenges, strategies, and successes co-occurring with parenting and fibromyalgia. 

Thank you to all of our inspiring essay contibutors!  We appreciated being able to share five of their essays full of courage, admiration, love, and hope.  We look forward to essays for next year's FM Mom of the Year. 

Pain Reduction and Growth Hormone
Treatment Research

Through the years, functional defects in growth hormone (GH) secretion and its efficacy as a complementary treatment have been suggested for fibromyalgia by a variety of world renowned fibromyalgia researchers. A recently published study in the July 2012 issue of Pain details a Spanish research group’s investigation of the efficacy and safety of low-dose GH as an add-on therapy in patients with both severe FM and low insulin-like growth factor 1 levels.  The results of  this largest and longest placebo-controlled trial performed in MF (NCT00933686), demonstrated that the addition of GH to the standard treatment for fibromyalgia is effective in reducing pain, showing sustained action over time.  

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New FDA Research Shows Effects 
on Brain of Chronic Pain

At the May FDA Workshop on Pain at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, researcher Dr. Sean Mackey said:  "We're all losing about a half percent of our grey matter per year after about the age of 30.  But if you've got chronic low back pain, the numbers are about 5 and one-half percent or so of premature grey matter loss, which works out to about a decade of grey matter loss as a consequence of just having chronic pain.  And the majority of those losses were found to be in the prefrontal cortical regions, regions of the brain involved with executive functioning.  And so maybe many of the patients that we see with cognitive dysfunction, we always attribute it to a mood disorder of the medications.  Maybe it's due to the chronic pain itself."  (To see the complete presentation, click here and then select 7th Annual NIH Pain Consortium, Day 3, page 67.)   

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Coming Soon!

Health E U

Exciting news!  As the focus on self-management becomes a larger part of healthcare providers' management plans for people living with a chronic pain illness, the NFMCPA is developing tools to help you.  The first of six tools is simplifying financial budgeting and saving you money on prescriptions and everyday purchases.  We understand, for instance, that the paperwork to keep track of medical expenses for tax records can be a bit overwhelming and that getting the most out of every dollar matters.  A company we're working with has made a generous offer.  It involves a new initiative that will help ease your concerns on effectively managing your finances and at the same time help the NFMCPA.  We aren't able to reveal the details just yet, but look for an announcement in our next monthly issue!

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September 5-8, 2012 - Las Vegas 
The NFMCPA is proud to be a partner with PAINWeek by providing educational information to attendees and visitors in the exhibit hall.  Stop by our booth and say hello.  Hope to see you there! 
"I have attended many medical conferences in my 34 years of practice, some as an attendee and others as a speaker. This is my third year at PAINWeek and I must say that this conference is the BEST run that I have ever had the pleasure to attend. It runs like the proverbial 'well-oiled machine.' There are no glitches. The staff is overwhelmingly helpful, the core content terrific and varied, and the facility terrific! I would wholeheartedly recommend PAINWeek for all medical practitioners who treat or are in contact with individuals with acute or chronic pain."

Philip Getson, DO 
Assistant Professor Neurology 
Drexel University College of Medicin

For more information, go to www.painweek.com ) 

May/June Fibromyalgia-Chronic Pain LIFE™  Magazine


May/June 2012 issue of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE magazine available in print and free online.  Features: 

  • Special Report:  Dr. Daniel Clauw's testimony to US Senate HELP Committee on Fibromyalgia (causes included)
  • Tips for Parenting with Chronic Illness
  • Considering Side Effects of Antibiotic Family of Fluoroquinolones
  • Who Should Treat FM? Rheumatologists and/or Neurologists?

Click here for free digital version .   
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When is it "Just" Fibromyalgia?

When to dig a little deeper for a hidden diagnosis?  Are you hearing "It's not a big deal. It's just part of your fibromyalgia, you're just stressed?"  Dr. Deborah Barrett suggests:  

  • Don't overlook conditions that may be more serious.  Don't lose sight of the fact that not everything can be explained by fibromyalgia.  
  • Have a really good sense of your baseline.  Don't overreact when things are a little different but don't doubt yourself, either--you are the expert on your body.  
  • Have a good relationship with your doctor, and don't hesitate to make an appointment.  A good doctor listens attentively, does not dismiss complaints, and helps you brainstorm when appropriate.  

 IOM Report:  Relieving Pain in America--A Blueprint

"Pain affects the lives of more than a hundred million Americans, making its 

IOM Relieving Pain in America Report

control of enormous value to individuals and society.  To reduce the impact of pain and the resultant suffering will require a transformation in how pain is perceived and judged both by people with chronic pain and by the health care providers who help care for them.  The overarching goal of this tranformation should be gaining a better understanding of pain of all types and improving efforts to prevent, assess, and treat pain." (IOM Report) 

The NFMCPA applauds the efforts of researchers and clinicians to respond to the findings and recommendations of this IOM report.  We also add a suggestion that you ask your physician about his/her most recent training in pain management/treatment.  The report points out that 100 million Americans live in pain because current treatments are inadequate.  One in three citizens, this does not include people in the military, prison, long-term care facilities, or children.  The NFMCPA calls for Congress to invest in increased funding for chronic pain research to learn how to reduce suffering and overall costs. 

(Find the complete report at:   http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Relieving-Pain-in-America-A-Blueprint-for-Transforming-Prevention-Care-Education-Research.aspx/.) 


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The mission of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) is to build a united patient and medical community to create a strong voice and organizational base to educate and execute advocacy programs regarding access to care, scientific research, diagnosis and treatment for people with fibromyalgia and overlapping conditions. On our website you can find: support groups around the world, information about overlapping conditions, research, archived newsletters and press releases, and support.

Please consult with your physician for medical care and treatment. The information in this newsletter is not a substitute for professional medical, legal, or financial advice. The publisher takes great efforts to ensure the accuracy of information herein.

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Possible New FM Medications Being Researched
Beginning in 2007 the FDA approved three medications for fibromyalgia:  Lyrica, Cymbalta and Savella.  Several other medications were either ready to be submitted to the FDA for approval or in various stages of clinical trials, but were either not approved or shelved by the developing pharmaceutical companies.  Since early 2009, when the last drug, Savella, was approved, new FM medication development seems to have fallen by the wayside.  The NFMCPA recently began the process of tracking down any new information concerning medications in order to update our constituents about possible scientific trials and new directions in fibromyalgia drug development . . .  read more 
Send Dr. Oz your Fibromyalgia Questions.

On an upcoming show (date has not been announced) Dr. Oz and a panel of experts will be addressing fibromyalgia.  He wants to hear from you! Submit your Twitter question @DrOz with #OzFibro   

 Submit your questions with hashtags and hope the panel of experts includes at least one major fibromyalgia medical expert.  It will be great if Dr. Oz is able to give a more realistic view of fibromyalgia and illuminate the fact that more research is needed along with better medical education so doctors know how to diagnose and treat this illness.

New Survey  - Web-based Programs

The *Vulvodynia Association is conducting a brief suvey on pain patients’ willingness/interest in using web-based programs and mobile apps to track their pain symptoms and quality of life measures. Please consider completing their super-short survey . . . read more

Congratulations to Peter Waite, Founder of Living Well - For Running a 5K Race

Peter Waite of Salt Lake City, Utah never expected to run a 5K race. In fact, he never expected to run again in his life, period. Having battled chronic illness for 17 years and suffering a serious leg injury 10 years ago, running wasn't even on his mental radar. Over the years just walking had been difficult for him. So you can understand how unimaginable it was for Peter to believe that he could ever be fit enough to run 3.11 miles. But he was, and he did . . .  read more

Upcoming Articles in
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain LIFE

Here is a glimpse of some of the informative, newsworthy articles you will find in the newest edition of the NFMCPA Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain LIFE magazine. 

Laboratory evaluations in fibromyalgia – some new considerations - by  Patrick Wood, MD
In this informative article, Dr. Wood discusses lab work that should be considered for people with fibromyalgia to rule out deficiencies that might be helped by supplementation.  This thought provoking article expands current scientific knowledge to encompass a new concept of thinking by tying in cervical spinal cord compression and its influence on lab test outcomes . . .  read more

NFMCPA President and Founder Jan Chambers 
Recipient of the IDA 2012 Impact Award

On October 14 at the Denver Marriott South in Lone Tree, CO Jan Chambers the Founder and President of the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association was presented with the Invisible Disabilities Association’s (IDA) Impact Award at the annual Honor Awards Banquet and Auction.  Jan and eleven other recipients were chosen for their inspirational stories of making a difference in the lives of those living with illness, pain and disability. Every year since 2008, the IDA has recognized individuals and organizations making a difference for people living with invisible disabilities . . . read more

The NFMCPA exhibited at the 2012 PAINWeekmeeting held at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, September 4-7.  Jan Chambers manned the booth and handed out FM educational materials to attendees who stopped by for information. PAINWeek is the nation’s largest pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management. Over 1500 physicians, nursing professionals, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists, and psychologists attended this year. More than 100 hours of continuing medical education was presented including sessions on: behavioral pain management, complementary and alternative medicine, emergency medicine, health coaching, hypnosis, interventional pain management, medical/legal, neurology, pain and chemical dependency, pain and palliative care, pharmacology, regional pain syndromes, rheumatology, and sex and gender differences in pain management. Over the next few months the NFMCPA will report on some of the important programs that were presented at this year's meeting.  Watch for these informative updates.


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