Fibromyalgia and us: Living with fibromyalgia

Divya Jindal-Snape, Andrew Keiller, Lynn Kelly, Judith Langlands-Scott, Christopher Murray, Anj Snape, Jonathan B. Snape, Nik Snape, Freddie Warden , Bryan Whittingham, Elliot Balson (Artist), Zu Dominiak (Artist), Damon Herd (Artist), Rebecca Horner (Artist), Ashling Larkin (Artist), Norrie Millar (Artist), Helen Robinson (Artist), Letty Wilson (Artist)

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Abstract

A pain clinic psychologist recently said to me that more needs to be done to raise the awareness of health care professionals about fibromyalgia. With some progress in research, there is a better understanding of fibromyalgia compared to what it was even two years ago. However, whether your own doctor, physiotherapist or other professionals understand this complex condition, still feels like a lottery. So one day lying in bed, with a fibromyalgia flare up, I started thinking of creating a comic about it. I fired off emails to a few people who all thankfully came on board.

This comic has been designed with the purpose of raising awareness of fibromyalgia amongst professionals, families, and communities. it illustrates the ongoing life transitions of those who have fibromyalgia as well as its impact on significant others. it highlights the importance of a strong support network to enable people to adapt to the multiple transitions triggered by fibromyalgia and flourish despite its substantial challenging consequences.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDundee
PublisherUniversity of Dundee
Number of pages36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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  • Research Output

    La Fibromialgia y nosotros: Vivir con Fibromialgia

    Translated title of the contribution: Fibromyalgia and us: Living with fibromyalgia Jindal-Snape, D., Keiller, A., Kelly, L., Langlands-Scott, J., Murray, C., Snape, A., Snape, J. B., Snape, N., Warden, F., Whittingham, B., Herd, D., Balson, E., Dominiak, Z., Horner, R., Larkin, A., Millar, N., Robinson, H., Wilson, L. & Crowe, M. (Translator), 2020, University of Dundee: UniVerse. 36 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Open Access
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    Understanding Coeliac Disease

    Nabizadeh, G., Murray, C. (ed.), Vaughan, P. (ed.), Woof, J., Horner, R., Laird, C., Larkin, A., Miller, N., Quinn, K., Robinson, H., Wilson, L. & Fitt, M. (ed.), 1 May 2019, University of Dundee: UniVerse. 25 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Open Access
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    Multiple and Multi-dimensional transitions of those affected by fibromyalgia

    Jindal-Snape, D., 21 Jul 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    Activities

    • 1 Festival/Exhibition
    • 1 Other

    House of Commons, UK Parliament, Early Day Motions: Fibromyalgia and Us comic

    Divya Jindal-Snape (Contributor) & Chris Murray (Contributor)

    4 Mar 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    Launch of Fibromyalgia and Us comic

    Divya Jindal-Snape (Organiser), Christopher Murray (Organiser), Lynn Kelly (Speaker), Damon Herd (Speaker), Ashling Larkin (Speaker) & Ian Horton (Speaker)

    1 Dec 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition

    Press / Media

    How to be a chronic illness ally

    Divya Jindal-Snape

    10/09/20

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Dundee Fibromyalgia comic praised in Parliament

    Divya Jindal-Snape & Chris Murray

    4/03/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    BBC Scotland Radio, with Stephen Jardine

    Divya Jindal-Snape

    31/08/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Prizes

    2020 Stephen Fry Award: Public Engagement Project of the Year Commendation

    Nabizadeh, Golnar (Recipient), Murray, Chris (Recipient), Jindal-Snape, Divya (Recipient), Herd, Damon (Recipient), Phillip Vaughan (Recipient), Megan Sinclair (Recipient), Crowe, Mayra (Recipient) & King, Grant (Recipient), 10 Jan 2020

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Profiles

    No photo of Damon Herd

    Herd, Damon

    Person: Tutors, Academic

    Cite this

    Jindal-Snape, D., Keiller, A., Kelly, L., Langlands-Scott, J., Murray, C., Snape, A., Snape, J. B., Snape, N., Warden , F., Whittingham, B., Balson, E., Dominiak, Z., Herd, D., Horner, R., Larkin, A., Millar, N., Robinson, H., & Wilson, L. (2017). Fibromyalgia and us: Living with fibromyalgia . University of Dundee. https://doi.org/10.20933/100001114