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Just been diagnosed.

Postby quentinb » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:01 pm

Hello all,
After 10 years of non-stop pain I finally received a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. The last three years have been plagued with pain and extreme fatigue so it was an incredible feeling, after two years of negative testing, to actually know that I wasn't imagining all this.
It would be great to connect with anyone else who has this condition. I feel now that at the age of 43, I can finally try to make some sense of all this and feel truly grateful for this forum.
Very best regards to all.
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Re: Just been diagnosed.

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:19 pm

:wave: :wave: quentin and :welcome: to the forum :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I've moved you into here as it's the most suitable part of the forum for your intro post to be in.

There is a lot of info and advice on here that you'll hopefully find helpful. And we also try to offer each other support when it's needed.

Your experiences of it taking a long time to get a dx is a not so uncommon happening unfortunately :facepalm: :facepalm: Now you've finally got a name for your symptoms, hopefully you'll be able to make sense of things, like you're hoping, and find the right balance of things for you to live as comfortably as possible with FM as part of your life :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:

Anything you want to know about, just ask and we'll try to help you with it :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Just been diagnosed.

Postby quentinb » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:18 pm

Thanks so much.....sorry should have read the threads properly ha ha ......thanks so much for your reply.
Was extremely thankful to have discovered this forum. I have felt so isolated with this and now reading comments I realise that I'm the same as everyone else on here! :-D
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Re: Just been diagnosed.

Postby denys » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:01 pm

Hi Quentin and :welcome: to the forum :wave:
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Re: Just been diagnosed.

Postby quentinb » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:18 pm

Thanks so much for the warm welcome.....very grateful indeed..i hope that I will be able to help as much as I will receive.
It's great that something like this exists isn't it? Brilliant ......:)
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Re: Just been diagnosed.

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:56 pm

No worries quentin, it hopefully won't take you too long to find your way around :clap: :clap: :clap: Glad you feel that you're already getting a boost from joining us :mrgreen: :mrgreen: The realisation that you're not alone with this condition can be quite amazing :-D :-D :-D
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RE: Just been diagnosed.

Postby quentinb » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:14 pm

Yes indeed.....the first Doctor ruled it out as he said I was male and it was highly unlikely! But the specialists at the hospital had no doubt after doing a zillion bloodtests ha ha

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Re: Just been diagnosed.

Postby denys » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:43 pm

It is good to have others to talk to :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Just been diagnosed.

Postby shazq » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:12 pm

:welcome: to the forum Quentin :wave:
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Re: Just been diagnosed.

Postby Loopy_Lina » Tue May 01, 2012 1:43 pm

Hi Quentin,

Same name and age as my brother - erm, you aren't my brother are you?

Although it is sad that so many of us are suffering, it is good to know that there are other people here who understand.

What adaptations are you making to your life? I am rethinking my work environment while I am off sick this week - might even see if work will invest in some VR software!

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Re: Just been diagnosed.

Postby nigela » Wed May 02, 2012 3:05 pm

hi
I too have just finally found out what is causing all my pain and extreme tiredness etc. would be interested to see what symptoms you have- any thoughts on what self help would do. wondering about acupuncture.I am 50 now and things are getting worse.
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Just been diagnosed.

Postby Just-JJ » Wed May 02, 2012 4:30 pm

It's a weight off isn't it finding out??

I was finally diagnosed after several years wondering what on earth was wrong, and it certainly helped my state of mind :)

I haven't tapped into the forum as much as I would like to but I will do when I can, but just from the few posts I have written I feel at home here as everyone is so nice and "in the same boat" :)

Not seen my GP yet, that'll be early next week, I've been with him for 10+ years so am hoping he isn't going to be dismissive of my FM
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