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Suzy says hello

Postby sknowles456 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:09 pm

I have already posted a few things on this forum but haven't said hello yet. I was only officially diagnosed yesterday and saw a rheumatologist who was a waste of space implying that fm all in my head. But at least i now have a diagnosis to explain my symptoms which are unbearable stiffness worse in the mornings and night and when i have been sat down in one place for too long, aching all over, severe ibs and terrible sleep patterns.

I was diagnosed with bipolar 5 years ago after suffering a nervous breakdown following an abusive ex husband and bullying at work. I ended up in a psychiatric hospital for 3 months and received 11 bouts of ECT (electro convulsive therapy) which has left me with a bad memory. I am now as better as i can be and take 5 lots of medication for my Bipolar, Depression and anxiety and see my psychiatrist every 4 months. I also see the top UK specialist Prof Whorewell for my severe IBS, i always look pregnant because of my IBS and take 4 lots of medications for this. Finally i have now been diagnosed with Fm although the rheumatologist did not offer me any medications to help so i think i am gonna ask my gp to refer me to the pain clinic.

The rheumatologist asked how long i had had the symptoms and i figured about 3 years getting worse. He asked what had happened 3 years ago and i told him that i had found my partner dead on the floor one morning due to a codeine overdose - he was 38, and 3 months before my dad had died of a sudden heart attack after beating cancer. He thinks these are triggers to my fm. In addition in October last year i had a burst appendix which caused peritonitis and i nearly died and now have a massive scar down my stomach.

In april this year i had acute pancreatitis and was in the high dependency ward and critical for 72 hours. A month later my granny died of pneumonia and dementia. I also had a hysterectomy 10 years ago due to pelvic inflammatory disease so can never have children :-( I guess when i write it down it sounds alot and no wonder i am depressed and now i have fm which limits my abilities even further. But i try to be upbeat and think i will enjoy this forum. I don't feel quite so alone now. Thank you everyone. Suzy
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Re: Suzy says hello

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:13 pm

Nice to have you with us Suzy :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: Glad you've finally got a name for all your symptoms and things.

I've split your post up into paragraphs as quite a few of us struggle with reading large blocks of text. I hope you will enjoy being part of our FM community, we try our best to help and support each other thru what FM throws at us as well as join in with the :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: when someone has something to celebrate :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

You're definitely not alone now you're one of us :penguin: :penguin: :penguin: :penguin: :penguin:
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Re: Suzy says hello

Postby animalhouse » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:06 pm

hi suzy,

what a bag of stuff to deal with,

take care. :-) :-) :-)
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Re: Suzy says hello

Postby masonsbarms » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:27 pm

hi suzy, as AH said what a lot to deal with,

you do well to try and stay up beat, i have found this forum brilliant for advice support and somewhere i know i will be understood,

it is very helpfull for getting things of your chest,

i hope you get some help from you gp for your fm soon.

take care xx
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Re: Suzy says hello

Postby denys » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:50 pm

Flipping heck Suzy I think you are doing so well to be coping with everything you have had happen to you so :welcome: to the forum and hopefully we can offer you some support as and when you need us :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Suzy says hello

Postby sknowles456 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:35 pm

Thank you for your kind words x
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