ME and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day planned

BALLYMENA ME & Fibromyalgia Support Group will be hosting an awareness event as part of the International ME & FMS Awareness Day.

The event will be held on Monday, May 10, 11.00am – 1.00pm at Montgomery’s, Ballymoney Street, Ballymena.

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It is estimated that there are approximately 7000 ME patients in Northern Ireland and up to 3% of the population suffer from Fibromyalgia. Those who suffer from the conditions have numerous symptoms that can come and go unpredictably and vary in severity. The conditions not only have a physical impact on the sufferer; they take a toll on their emotional, financial and social well-being. Often those affected by the conditions, including family, friends and carers feel very alone and know little about the condition or how to manage day-to-day living.

Ballymena ME & Fibromyalgia Support Group was established in 2006 to provide a much needed service to those affected by ME and Fibromyalgia. By holding monthly meetings set in a comfortable and relaxed environment we aim to provide advice, friendship, encouragement and most importantly an empathetic ear.

For further information about this event or the support group please contact Rachel on 07707 340 075 or Deborah on 07851 612 262. Alternatively you can email us at [email protected]