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Postby nipper2803 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:02 pm

Hi im Glyn. I have just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia about a year ago, i also have severe ankylosing spondilitis which i have had for 5 years now. as im currently using crutches because of my AS and my hands, knees and ankles constantly swell up. i spoke to the doc and he said the swelling is due to the fibro. Are arthritis supports any good for my fibro.

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Re: Newbie

Postby denys » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:23 pm

Hi Glyn and :welcome: to the forum supports for arthritis wont help your fibro as one is the joints and the other is muscles, saying that I use crutches for my FM to help me stay upright (I tend to fall over) Fibro is not meant to cause swelling but others have mentioned they suffer with it too in various places so if you are using supports for you Arthritis then maybe you will get some relief from your FM too :dunno: :dunno: its worth a try
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Re: Newbie

Postby nipper2803 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:52 pm

denys wrote:Hi Glyn and :welcome: to the forum supports for arthritis wont help your fibro as one is the joints and the other is muscles, saying that I use crutches for my FM to help me stay upright (I tend to fall over) Fibro is not meant to cause swelling but others have mentioned they suffer with it too in various places so if you are using supports for you Arthritis then maybe you will get some relief from your FM too :dunno: :dunno: its worth a try


Thanks Denys, i use the crutches to stop me falling over as well but also cus of my AS i find it hard to walk. i just want someting that will help me stay active as i love going out but cant stand the pain. once the swelling comes im screwed. i have got it really bad in my hands and using the crutches i cud do with a little support.
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Re: Newbie

Postby shazq » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:48 pm

:welcome: to the forum Glyn :wave:
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Re: Newbie

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:51 pm

:welcome: to the forum Glyn :chicken-dance: :chicken-dance: :chicken-dance:

Sorry, I've no advice about supports I'm afraid, they aren't something I've found I need so far :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: Hopefully you will find something that makes a difference for you :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:

There is a lot of other info and advice on here, so if you have a look thru things you may find some useful suggestions.

Anything else you want to know about, all you need to do is ask and we'll try to help you with it :wave: :wave: :wave:
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