what do u think

All your fibromyalgia experiences, questions and answers.

Moderators: perseus, *Lisa*, FluppyPuffy

what do u think

Postby painprincess1 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:08 pm

i was woundering ive read alot about fibro being something u can never claim for, do u think in our life time dr will see it for what it is
and give us the help and sorport we need ,ie money work claims ,
smiles and the world smiles with you. cry and you cry alone.
UKFM Member
Posts: 867
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:38 pm
Location: near london

Re: what do u think

Postby shazq » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:11 pm


Some people have made claims if they have had an accident and it has triggered fibro but they have had long fights to prove it.
As a Public Moderator of this forum my opinions/views expressed are personal and are no more valid than those of other members and not necessarily those of UKFibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day May 12TH.
User avatar
UKFM Veteran
Posts: 11449
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:16 pm
Location: wrapped up under my duvet at home.

Re: what do u think

Postby lolo73 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:16 pm

I had a work accident which brought on my FMS, the problem is it wasn't recognised as FMS until 15 yrs later and the claim I made was very specific, it said "full and final settlement" and pretty much said I had no come back if something else occurs as a result of the accident. I think it is my then solicitor that I should be chasing for compo for wrong advice and accepting those term :roll:
UKFM Member
Posts: 156
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:49 pm

Re: what do u think

Postby jennthefunkyranger » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:52 pm

shazq wrote:Hi

Some people have made claims if they have had an accident and it has triggered fibro but they have had long fights to prove it.

I'm currently waiting to see a specialist for this reason
UKFM Member
Posts: 88
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:13 pm
Location: North Staffordshire

Re: what do u think

Postby LouLou » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:07 pm

hi painprincess

I haven't had any experience in claiming for benefits etc but I know that so many people have had such a fight on their hands, including trying to get an actual diagnosis. It all just seems like one long fight which many of us have little or no energy for.

I have noticed recently that FM seems to be more out there, more articles are being published and more awareness so I really do hope that this continues and that the Government will recognise this illness like it does many others.

The most frustrating thing for me is that so many times when I have been at work I have been okish one minute and the next I feel like I've been hit by a bus and I have to go home but my colleagues all insist that I "look fine" Because somany of us look ok and don't show our pain people can be quite dismissive of it. Only those who really know me can tell when I am in pain or having a bad day as I apparently have this "look about me" lol.

I really hope you get some progress when you see your specialist.

What doesn't kill you will only make you stronger ;-)
User avatar
UKFM Regular
Posts: 1009
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:40 am

Return to Living with Fibromyalgia

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 14 guests