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Introduce yourself ((xx))

Introduce yourself and find fellow sufferers in your area or who share the same interests.

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Re: Introduce yourself ((xx))

Postby Radar8407 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:55 pm

Hello Shazq :wave:

Thanks for the link! I will keep this in mind and I will show my GP. She wants to try me on 10mg first as per my Rheumatologist's request. I am sure I will have lots of questions as soon as I get my head around everything. You all seem lovely and thanks for everything!

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Re: Introduce yourself ((xx))

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:52 pm

:hugs: :grouphug: :hugs: :grouphug: Nic, we try to keep the forum as friendly and welcoming as possible as it can be rather daunting when someone first joins :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: It doesn't seem to take long to settle into the :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: either :shock: :shock: 8-)


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Postby Radar8407 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:24 pm

I feel very welcome here! You're like a little virtual family that understands FM! Yes I think I will settle in just fine, I am totally :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: myself! :grouphug: :grouphug:

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Postby denys » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:26 pm

Hi Nic and :welcome: to the forum :wave: glad you have found us :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Introduce yourself ((xx))

Postby Radar8407 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:23 pm

Thank you Denys! I am glad I found all of you too! :) :hugs:
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Re: Introduce yourself ((xx))

Postby leannehurts » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:58 pm

hiya everyone im leanne im 31 and have suffered with fm since i was 11 i also have hms,i have 3 kids 8,6,and 3 wish i could do more with them :cry: ,i worked for a utility company since i was 17 until 2 years ago when i became too ill to work..i loved that job.i have the best hubby in the world who has to put up with my illnesses he does so much for me still isnt it funny that no matter who you have around you or how many people how alone you can feel i never talk like this and it feels quite good to share it anyway i look forward to speaking to you all soon and hope your having a good eve xxx
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Re: Introduce yourself ((xx))

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:23 pm

:wave: :wave: leanne and :welcome: to the forum :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing:

It can be quite liberating letting the things out that you have been keeping inside you, and on here we all understand what it is you're experiencing and going thru :grouphug: :grouphug:

That feeling of loneliness can be very upsetting, esp at those desperate and black times when it seems there's no way thru or out of where you are :( :( :(

On here, you'll find a lot of info and advice, hopefully there will be some bits amongst it that you find helpful :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: We try to help support each other as well :wave: :wave:

There are a few members on here who have HMS along with FM, so you're in good company :clap: :clap: :clap: Anything you want to know about, just ask and we'll try to help you with it :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing:


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Postby leannehurts » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:28 pm

made me smile that message :-D thankyou and i think it will be good for me on here xxx :grouphug: thankyou xxxx
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Re: Introduce yourself ((xx))

Postby shazq » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:17 pm

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Re: Introduce yourself ((xx))

Postby be_dazzle » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:15 am

Hi All
I'm Tia, 32, female. Work in a stressful environment!
I've been ill for 2 years and have now been diagnosed with FM and disk disease.

I have my good and bad days, but at present more bad then good!
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Re: Introduce yourself ((xx))

Postby shazq » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:17 pm

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Re: Introduce yourself ((xx))

Postby Sa_1967 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:20 pm

Hi all,

Never done this before, but here goes. I'm 45, diagnosed Dec 2011 with Fibro along with vitamin D deficiency, carpol tunnel, irritable bowel and bladder, depression and ongoing spinal issues (incl. disc removal) etc etc. I haven't worked since end of November last year which I'm finiding hard - stuck in the house all day everyday - going brain dead.

I'm sturggling - I wouldn't accept ita at first, wanted the old me back - which wasn't going to happen. I have read about flare ups, yet I haven't got any better since leaving work. I'm still stressed now about lack of finances, what I can't accomplish on a daily basis.
I can't sleep even though I'm on sleepers. I can't control the pain even though I'm on slow realease morpnhine tablets, liquid morphine, co-codamol, amitryptalene, blood pressue tablets (x2 lots), anti=depressants, vit d tablets, pain killers and other tablets for that dreadful time of the month, sleeping tablets etc etc - jesus, I should rattle and sleep like a baby - but no!.

If it's not my neck givening me grief (bulging disc) or my lower back hurting (awaiting another MRI as unsure if another disc has prolapsed), then my hands and wrists hurt from teh carpol tunnel.
I know we all have pain from head to foot, but I keep reading everything going and am willing to try anything and I do mean naything that will help with this pain.
I sit and cry most evenings, not knowing what to do with myself or where to go to get away from the pain. Yes, I have thought about ending it all, as I feel a burden to my partner and to be honest the thought of going through all of this another day fills me with fear.

I don't know how others seem so positive all the time - I feel guilty for having these thoughts but I can't keep going.
I ahve learnt to pace and I'm pushing myself more and more each day to try and do "normal" things and then end up in tears wanting to hack parts of me off to stop the pain, pins and needles etc. My GP isn't understanding - one of the docs in the practise pretty much told me not to come back and see him again - I even heard myself apologising to him for being so awkward????!!!!????. What Have I Come to!"!!!!. My rhuemy consultatn who diagnosed me last Dec 2011 has now dumped me this month saying apologies, but there's nothing more i can do for you -s o what now????????????.

Is this it - a life of pain and misery- i'm 45 but feel like I'm on the scrap heap. My company aren't doing anything to try and help me go back - as I said I'm a burden a hinderance now. Aplogies for ranting, but no family and as I have come to find out - no friends either.
I can't talk to my partner as they don't understand - so most of the time I sit at home, everyday with no one to talk to and my head going in to overdrive.
Apologies. Sarah.
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Re: Introduce yourself ((xx))

Postby shazq » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:42 pm

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Re: Introduce yourself ((xx))

Postby loubie » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:48 pm

hi sarah :wave:

welcome to the forum :-D
you have found a life line here
don't apologize for anything we need to get things out and this is the best place for it as we all
understand how you feel :(

first off i think you are stressing to much and need to calm down
fibro loves stress so your feeding it :yikes:

i no its hard but try taking one day at a time, don't think about anything but yourself
just for a few days and see if that helps to calm you.
have some you time and be nice to yourself :-D

i am just the same as you being on your own every day, what are friends :roll:
just shows they were never friends in the first place :roll:

can you find a new gp to see? you need one that will understand you and your fibro
its so much better when you have that support, even though there is not much they can do for us

please try to calm down sarah it dose help :hugs:
loads of stuff on here for you to read
and now your not on your own with this evil illness.
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Re: Introduce yourself ((xx))

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:00 pm

:wave: :wave: Tia and Sarah :welcome: to the forum :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing:

The boards are full of info and advice about all sorts of things we've come across with FM, so hopefully you'll find some useful ideas in amongst the :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

We try to support each other thru the mayhem that comes with FM, knowing that there is somewhere to come, ask questions and find things out can be like loubie has described, a life~line in the those dark and scary times :yikes: :yikes: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Anything you want to know about, all you need to do is ask. We'll try to help you with an answer, and if we can't, you can always have a cuddle with :teddy-bear: :teddy-bear: :teddy-bear: :teddy-bear: :teddy-bear:


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