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Postby Blackjynx » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:21 pm

Hi, I'm Caz & I've just been diagnosed as having fibromyalgia & osteoarthritis after nearly a year of pain & investigations! It all began when I went to the doctors with a large lump on the sole of my foot which I was told was plantar faciitis & was given treatment for it but it just kept getting worse. Then after loads of blood tests I was sent to a Rhuematoid Arthritis Specialist who examined me & gave me a steroid injection to treat me. I went back to him at the beginning of this week to be told it definately wasn't rheumatoid arthritis & he gave me the diagnosis that shocked me but also relived in that I finally had a diagnosis & could begin treatment!

My GP is trying me on Lyrica to begin with & we're going to go from there, but I feel like I only have basic knowledge of my condition & short of bugging my doctor relentlessly :-? I've started researching online & also some of the health shops where I live.

Apart from my conditions, I live with my fiancé, 6yr old little boy & our Giant Japanese Akita Harry! My fiancé is wonderful & very understanding & supportive, we're working on this together which has definitely made it all a lot less scary! :-D I love reading, knitting, cross stitch & horror movies - the scarier the better lol

I'm hoping to make some good friends here & to learn a lot about fibromyalgia!!

Thanks for reading, Caz x :-D
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Re: Hi All!

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:48 pm

:welcome: to our FibroFamily Caz :cow-wave: :cow-wave:

You've come to the right place to find out more about FM and what it can be like living with it as the boards are packed with info and advice. There is also a lot of support and understanding as well as [chocolate] [chocolate] [chocolate] [chocolate] [chocolate] [chocolate] [chocolate] [chocolate] to help with getting thru the FibroDays :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Lyrica can be quite effective for some, so hopefully you will find it to be the same :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: It needs a few weeks to fully get into your system as the dosage is gradually increased, so a little patience is needed, something that most of us aren't always that good at :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: WRT supplements and alternative remedies/teatments you may be looking into online/in the health shops, some of them can cause interactions with pharmaceutical meds, both prescribed and otc, so checking things out with a pharmacist or other suitably qualified person is always wise before you start adding them to your regime.

Anything you want to know about, all you need to do is ask and we'll try to help you with it :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave:
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Re: Hi All!

Postby Blackjynx » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:38 am

Hiya, thanks for the warm welcome :-D :-D With the Lyrica, the doctors going to check how I'm doing in 4 weeks, but already I've found that the nerve pain I get really bad in my left thigh is really bad again since stopping the amitryptilene. It scared me last night going to bed as the pain is excrutiating :( but I'm trying my best to relax & have warm Wheaties & even a paper of Wheaty booties lol!!

You're definitely right about the patience lol! I think sometimes I have over expectations about what can be done, I spent some time last night reading through a few posts on here & I realised that there's not going to be a 'quick-fix' to this - no miracle pill lol!! My fiancé's brilliant though & really supportive, but I get very frustrated not being able to do the things I used to do. And I think deep down I'm quite scared about the future...


But its not all doom & gloom - when I got my diagnosis I went out & bought some knitting needles & have taught myself how to knit :clap: :clap: lol I'm trying to make sure that I have plenty of hobbies I can do when one bit of my body doesn't want to work I can switch to a different hobby lol!

Thanks again for the warm welcome :-D Caz x
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Re: Hi All!

Postby denys » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:19 pm

Hi Caz and :welcome: to the forum :cow-wave:
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