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Newbie from Scotland

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Newbie from Scotland

Postby mrsmedd » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:29 pm

Hi :wave: ,

I'm a newbie to the forum - I actually joined some time ago but am only now getting around to saying hi! I guess I'm starting to feel the need to talk to others who have the same problem for a bit of support and friendship!

Well I'd better introduce myself... I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in September 2008 after years and years of being in pain and doctors telling me there was nothing wrong with me! I am sure my story is quite a common one, from what I have read! :roll: My problems started in my mid-teens - I would get regular aches in my legs and arms, which my mother told me was growing pains. I believed this and thought other young people must suffer the same way until I was in my early twenties, when obviously I started to question why I was still getting growing pains!! There then came several years of going back and forward to my doctor, complaining about the severe aching in my limbs - he didn't take me seriously at all. When I started seeing another doctor, he decided to run some blood tests, which came back showing nothing unusual, and he said "looks like you're disgustingly healthy - there's nothing wrong with you!" :evil: I then went to yet another doctor, who again did some blood tests which showed nothing, so she she said "well I don't know what it can be, and that was that. Some time later I decided to have another go at convincing her to give me a referral to a specialist, and thankfully she did. I went to see a rheumatologist, and I had not been in with him 5 minutes before he diagnosed fibromyalgia! I was so relieved - it was one of the most wonderful days of my life to finally have someone telling me they actually believed me, and giving a name to this problem that I have suffered with since my mid -teens!

He put me on amitryptyline, which has really helped my sleeping. I am still in a lot of pain most days but at least I can get some refreshing sleep most nights, which makes such a change from years of being kept awake by my body aching. In the past month or two though the pain has felt worse than ever and it is really starting to drive me up the wall as I can't seem to get any relief at all. It's starting to affect my home life as I'm feeling exhausted and irritable all time!

Anyway, I hope to become a regular on the forum - it's be great to get to know some of you and share experiences!

Emma x
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Re: Newbie from Scotland

Postby shazq » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:48 pm

:welcome: to the forum Emma.
Any questions just ask. :wave:
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Re: Newbie from Scotland

Postby budda » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:02 am

:welcome: Emma you have come to the right place for help. :wave:
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Re: Newbie from Scotland

Postby gillshutt » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:41 am

Hi Emma and welcome to the forum :wave:
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Re: Newbie from Scotland

Postby fender1985 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:18 am

hey mate. Your story seems pretty much like mine. Started to have problems at 18, blood tests and x-rays showing nothing spectacular. Gave up for a while but just got worse. Went back, got referral to specialist and got diagnosed. That was 1.5years ago. Only just sorted incapacity benefit. If i got help sooner i wouldnt be so bad. Fibromyalgia to me is a relative illness. The cause and effect illness. I can rest to benefit, i can rest too much and do myself in. I can do some mild exercise and benefit or do abit and cripple myself. The amount i can get away with these days is almost none. If they free up the stress of being treated like a lazy bagger or a hypochondriac and having to go about life like ur not struggling to get out of bed, then maybe people can get a hold on their health before it goes to s***. Wish we all got taken seriously from the start. Too many actual lazy people im this country makin it hard for the genuine lot. Lol im ranting. Still loving my internet phone. I can go online again without hurting myself sat at a desk. Anyway mate i hope ur as well as can be. Dan.
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