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Postby hereward_68 » Wed May 07, 2014 11:39 am

I feel a little embarrassed posting for the first time because I see very little about male FM.
My name is Andrew and I'm 45 and married with 3 sons and live in Salford Lancashire. I have recently been diagnosed with FM after nearly 20 years of chronic back pain that has lead to wide scale pain all over my body.
I think the hardest thing to deal with at the moment is brain fog which leaves me confused and somewhat angry but my wife and kids are used to me by now (poor sods).

I look forward to getting to know everybody and hope to find the forum helpful and informative :-D .
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Postby Minilady » Wed May 07, 2014 12:00 pm

Hi Andrew. Your post struck a chord with me as I read about your chronic pain. I too have suffered for many years,was diagnosed with fibro four years ago but had chronic pain for much longer. I am sure everyone would agree that you really shouldn't feel embarrassed. Fibro can strike anyone,my teenage daughter has it too. Thats the worst thing of all. Rest assured you are not alone. Kind regards Em
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Postby FluppyPuffy » Wed May 07, 2014 2:16 pm

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

As Minilady has said, there's no need to feel embarrassed about posting. Altho the number of men dx'd with FM is much smaller than than that of women, this does seem to be changing. More men seem to be acknowledging that they have a problem and making that first trip to see their GP that is needed to start finding out what is the cause/reason for what they are experiencing.

Have a bit of a looky and a read around the boards. You may come across some answers to questions you've been wondering about, as well as ideas and suggestions to look into and try out that could be helpful for you.

Anything you're unsure of or want to know about, just ask and we'll try and help you with it :cow-wave: :cow-wave: :cow-wave:
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