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Hello There,

Postby Purple » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:40 pm

Hello there,
I am 44 years old and was diagnosed with FMS last year, I had been off work for a year, been in pain for years before that, but I saw a different doctor who sent me for tests and diagnosed me.
I have since moved to Italy with my partner and dog. I have changed career path and now write children's books, that way I can still work without the pressure of 9 - 5.
I have joined here as I still do not understand enough about the condition and hoped that other FM'ers might be able to help me.
Take care all. xx :-D
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Re: Hello There,

Postby shazq » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:33 pm

:welcome: to the forum purple :wave:

We have lots of info on the forum so have a good look around and if there are any questions just shout.

Are the gp`s any good about fibro over there?
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Re: Hello There,

Postby denys » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:26 pm

Hi Purple and :welcome: to the forum :wave: have a look round loads of info on here as Shazq has said :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Hello There,

Postby Purple » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:57 pm

Hi There, and thank you for your warm welcome. :dogchasecat1:
My doctor here in Italy just prescribes me the same medication as I was on in the UK. I do not speak Italian as yet so need to take my partner with me to translate.
May I ask a question please? When I wake up, my hands are like claws and I have extreme pain in my arms, my partner needs to massage my arms and hands to allow my hands to open, does this happen to anyone else?
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Re: Hello There,

Postby masonsbarms » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:15 pm

hi purple, we are known to have morning stiffness, my hips legs and feet are the worst.
it takes quite a while to get going
the longer im in bed the worse it is.

if you are worried about anything though it is best to check with gp.

take care xx
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Re: Hello There,

Postby Purple » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:47 pm

Thank you Masonbarms,
It's nice just to have people who understand to give a little support when unsure about things.
Purple :-D
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Re: Hello There,

Postby lyndylou29 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:13 am

Hi I am in the same position about not understanding FMS,although I have had this condition for 5-6 yrs. :cry: Obviously I have good and bad days,but the bad days shine through most.I try not to take any meds (this is about to change) I have been using O24 for a while. I am a glorified cleaner :lol: I am struggling to bend, walk and use my hands but must keep going :-) I have recently applied for DLA so here's hoping.At the moment,first thing in the morning I suffer really bad back pain until I have had a wee :-) then the back pain seems to subside,wished I knew what was going on there.What else can I say,I am sure you are in the same position
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Re: Hello There,

Postby Purple » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:35 am

Hi Lindylou29,
The pain is worst in the mornings, last night I got a new experience, itchy feet, no matter what I tried nothing worked except running cold water on them, not much good when you are trying to sleep :lol: , I am finding this a good site, everyone very friendly and helpful. It's nice not to feel so alone with no one understanding.
I think I must be one of the lucky ones, I wake up with pain in my hands but after a massage from my partner I can manage through the day without too much bother.
It's nice to be able to talk to others in a similar position.
Take care :dogrun1:
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