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Newbie

Postby Raine » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:02 pm

Hi, I have just found this site. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 2 years ago by my GP. I am 45 and self-employed running a computer repair/sales shop along with my hubby, 2 sons 15 and 22, daughter 19, her partner 22 and my 3 month old grandson (available for cuddles as and when I need them.)

I am on Amitriptyline (30mg) upped last week from 20mg, 1000mg paracetamol every 4 hours, replaced with co-codimal (16mg codine 1000mg paracetamol) when required. I have started to struggle with walking recently, hence the recent upgrade of my meds. I feel like I am dragging my legs through treacle when I walk, and my thighs burn. A friend suggested using a walking stick, but I feel a bit of a fraud as I don't look ill. I find I can fall asleep well but I wake several times in the night leaving me feeling washed out and ache most of the time.

Sorry to ramble on but I have so much bottled up as most of the people around me don't really understand eventhough I have tried to give them as much info as I can, and I feel (eventhough my family say they understand) I am moaning again.

So enough! best foot forward and back to getting on with it. :)
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Re: Newbie

Postby shazq » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:37 pm

:welcome: to the forum. :wave:

You have come to the right place for help and support, we are a friendly bunch on here so just mix in.

I use a walking stick now, like you a felt a fraud as you look ok from the outside but it stops me from falling over in the street, i think i would feel more embarrassed :oops:

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Re: Newbie

Postby Raine » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:13 pm

Thanks Shaz for the warm welcome, do think I will have to start using my stick as my balance is not all that good some days.
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Re: Newbie

Postby gillshutt » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:23 am

:wave: Hi and welcome. I use a stick for balance as well... I tend to veer off sideways if I don't.
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