FMS is a syndrome of unknown cause which causes chronic widespread pain, it often causes fatigue and may cause problems with mood and sleep, concentration and memory problems, headache, and intestinal symptoms.
The specialist team consists of:
- Consultant physicians and experiences Speciality Doctors
- Occupational Therapist
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
We aim to:
- Make or confirm the diagnosis
- Help you understand your condition
- Help you develop coping strategies to manage symptoms
- Improve your symptoms
- Improve your quality of life
We use a holistic approach where we look at the physical and psychological aspects of the illness.
At your first appointment, you will see a consultant doctor to confirm the diagnosis, based on detailed clinical assessment. The doctor may do blood tests and scans to exclude other possible causes of your problems, and review the medicines you are taking. The doctor will refer you to the FMS Team and may discuss complementary therapy.
The team will agree on a treatment programme with you tailored to your needs. The treatment programme may be one to one or in a small group. It may include:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Activity Management Therapy
- Graded exercise therapy
- Relaxation techniques
- Sleep management
- Diet and nutrition
The doctor may see you for follow-up appointments during the programme to review any change in medication, and for final review once treatment is completed.
It is important for your treatment that you attend your scheduled appointment at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.
If your appointment is more than 24 hours away, please change or cancel it by using the online form below or calling us on 0203 456 7890.
If your appointment is within the next 24 hrs please call us on 0203 456 7890.
If you have any non-urgent queries regarding your appointment or our services please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you within 72 hours.
The RLHIM is also a teaching hospital and from time to time other healthcare professionals may observe in outpatient clinics as part of a training course. We will always ask your permission for students to sit in during your consultation. You do not have to have students present if you would prefer not to.