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One to show the non believer's

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Re: One to show the non believer's

Postby denys » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:10 am

Firstly :welcome: to the forum spartanhero and secondly have you thought about letting your wife read this, maybe it would help her to see that there are a lot of us out there suffering with this condition. This forum only caters for a small percentage.

A lot of us get those thought were we wish it would just stop, but who knows what tomorrow will bring, we are here to offer you support during those dark days and nights and hopefully we will be able to offer you some advice on things that may make your life more bearable. Have you thought about changing your docs to a more understanding practice maybe, or asking to be sent on a pain management course. They tend to use a multidisciplinary approach which you might find helpful

But just know you arent alone and we do understand, only to well sometimes :hugs:
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Re: One to show the non believer's

Postby anitamason » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:34 am

I have just joined the fibro group...and it is such a good feeling to know that I am not alone....I have rheumetoid arthritis and for years I have been treated for that...but I kept feeling really ill and eventually I was diagnosed with chronic fibro...the symptons that people have written about is exactly like mine...there are days when I just cannot move....because I live in Spain people think that I should be okay because of the weather...but in fact the high humidity levels and the very hot weather only seems to make the symptons even worse...I have been put on so much medication that I truely don't think anything is doing any good....I feel for all those suffering with fibro...xxx
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Re: One to show the non believer's

Postby Spaced out » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:00 pm

[/list] thank you so much I couldn't have put this better myself it explains every thing, I have none believers at work only two of them, I wish I could get them to understand as I am having a relapse at the moment and needed to arrange to go part time for me, much to their disapproval. But after reading what I just read it's there problem not mine so thankyoux
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Re: One to show the non believer's

Postby denys » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:49 pm

Hi Anitamason and :welcome: to the forum, maybe pop over to the 'where to say hello' board and introduce yourself and I hope we can give you support when you need it :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: One to show the non believer's

Postby mummatez » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:17 am

Thank you so much for this. I showed my OH last night and he nearly cried. The last few months and weeks have been a major learning curve for him too and things like this really help him.
I've copied it into a word doc too so I can print it off and show family and friends who don't understand or haven't even heard of Fibro.
Your all amazing.
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Re: One to show the non believer's

Postby denys » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:22 am

All credit goes the Shazq who wrote this and shares it with anyone who wants it all we ask is that if you repost it you give Shazq the credit and recognition she deserves :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: One to show the non believer's

Postby spartanhero » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:31 pm

to denys thank u for your kind words, ive treid with the missus , she doesnt get and yet she see can see the amount of pills i take,to get through the day and nite tonite isnt too bad, i dont want to sleep and not wake , but maybee just get some good sleep
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Re: One to show the non believer's

Postby denys » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:36 pm

Unfortunately some partners dont want to see, it makes it all to real and so if they shut their eyes we appear to be just as we were :( :( :( I hope you get some decent sleep and wake up to a bright day tomorrow :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
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Re: One to show the non believer's

Postby ursabella » Sat May 10, 2014 5:14 pm

Thank you so much for this! I appreciate all the effort and time you've taken to write all this.I hope you're having a peaceful day. xx
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Re: One to show the non believer's

Postby dcr » Sun May 18, 2014 7:42 pm

What an honest, endearing post. You could be describing me.
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Re: One to show the non believer's

Postby iblinkin » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:37 pm

Hi shazq, excellant post and thank you for that! I would love to give this to my GP but he would just yell at me and tell me i have FMS and to take more pills. Cheers to all and i hope you can have the best day you can. Gentle hugs to all.
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Re: One to show the non believer's

Postby Jacky55 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:02 am

Thankyou so much Shazq, you were able to put into words everything that I have struggled to explain to people for years. I am going to copy this and let others, if they can be bothered , read it. You're a star. :flowers:
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Re: One to show the non believer's

Postby Vickielstorey » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:16 pm

Thanku reading that. I wish I could copy it and give it to all none believers we fight every day to be believed it's not in our heads xx
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Re: One to show the non believer's

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:43 pm



If your dog doesn't like someone, then you probably shouldn't either
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Re: One to show the non believer's

Postby jl1066 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:05 am

Wow could of written most of it myself, it's so true to how we feel as individuals having to live with this condition. Someone asked me earlier today to explain 'exactly what is fibromyalgia' and as I tried to tell her you could see on her face that she thought I was making it up. I think printing out copies and handing them out would save us all precious energy on having to go through it all every time we meet someone who, and I should point out, thankfully for them......, don't understand the isolating and often mentally torturing symptoms of FMS.
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