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newbie greetings

Postby julesbray » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:36 pm

Hi Peeps,
I haven't been diagnosed yet, but have an appointment with the rheumatologist next week. Am hoping for an explanation as to why I have been feeling awful for months. Its getting worse. Am feeling pretty low at the moment. Am wanting to be my old self again instead of every part of my life being a struggle. From brain fog to excruciating pain all over. Can't plan anything. Shopping is a nightmare, and just can't do it. I work part time but even that is a struggle because it involves walking. I think I have had symptoms for a while, even before the hip pain that has progressed to pain all over. I have written down my symptoms for when I go and see the specialist because I can't remember things. I am glad I have found this forum, I feel like I am not on my own anymore. If I could feel more energetic and not feel that I want to rest and sleep after doing one bit of housework it would be a start. Not on any painkillers at the moment. Paracetamol doesn't touch the pain, and I cannot take anti inflammatories, so I don't know what I will be prescribed. My GP has given me Sertraline, which I haven't taken yet as I am not sure if an anti depressant will help with all over pain. :sleep:
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Re: newbie greetings

Postby FluppyPuffy » Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:49 pm

:cow-wave: :cow-wave: Jules and :welcome: to our little sanctuary :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing:

Sorry to heat that you could possibly have FM :( :( Now you've found us tho, we'll try and offer you as much advice, support and understanding as possible to help guide you thru whatever happens. Either that, or we'll drive you completely round the twist, the choice is yours :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

If you're wondering about what might happen when you see the rheumy, you might find this linky worth a bit of a looky viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17527 just to give you a bit of an idea. You've done the right thing with making notes about your symptoms, you could also add things like the types of situations that make them feel worse, anything that you do to help ease them/make them more manageable, and anything else that you think might help with creating that overall picture of what a day can be like for you.

WRT the sertraline and other anti~d's, with conditions like FM, they have been found to help with chronic pain and sleep issues, as well as helping lift mood. They can take about a month to fully get into your system and take effect. For some they can help make a real difference, so it might be worth considering giving them a go to see how you go. With you saying that paracetamol isn't really helping at the moment, it might be an idea to talk to your friendly neighbourhood pharmacist about what might be suitable to take instead. The lowest strength co~codomol (8/500mg) can be bought otc, and with it having codeine in with the paracetamol, could help make you feel a touch more comfortable. There are other things available too, so talking to your pharmacist about what is available and/or suitable for you could come up with something to tide you over until you have seen the rheumy and have a better idea of what it as work.

Think I've waffled at you enough for now :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: There is a lot of other info across the boards, so have a bit of a looky as you find your way around the place. And anything that you want to know about, just ask and we'll try to help you with it :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave:
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Re: newbie greetings

Postby denys » Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:54 pm

Hi and :welcome: to the forum :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave:
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Re: newbie greetings

Postby julesbray » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:00 pm

thank you very much for the info fluppy p. I am very grateful, and have a bit more hope. I found the stages of grief very good. Unfortunatley I am at the anger and denial stage at the moment. x :-D
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Re: newbie greetings

Postby julesbray » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:01 pm

thanks denys, glad i have found this supportive group.x :-D
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Re: newbie greetings

Postby denys » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:23 am

We are glad to have you here :-D :-D :-D
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Re: newbie greetings

Postby shazq » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:22 pm

:welcome: to the forum :cow-wave:
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