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Postby Popsicle » Thu May 04, 2017 7:47 pm


just wanted to say hello.

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in November after having symptoms for a few years. I had all the tests going and nothing was found except some arthritis in my right wrist and one finger. My GP has been brilliant and he suspected fibro and sent me to see a rheumatologist who confirmed the diagnosis.

I have been attending a fibro self-management programme at the same hospital, in Bath, and it has been really helpful so far. There are ten of us in my group and it is led by a physio and an occupational therapist who have a particular interest in fibro. It has been so useful just having an insight into how the body works, sleep patterns, pain signals, relaxation techniques, pacing etc. Just talking to others in the group and knowing I'm not going crazy has been super important to me.

If you can get on one of these programmes I thoroughly recommend it.
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Re: Hi Everyone

Postby perseus » Fri May 05, 2017 12:44 pm

Hi Popsicle

Welcome to the forum

It's great to see that you have found the right people to help, and you are treating your illness so positively.

It sounds similar to the pain management course I went on about 15 years ago. Have you managed without drugs so far?
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Re: Hi Everyone

Postby Popsicle » Fri May 05, 2017 7:40 pm

Hi Perseus

I have tried amitriptyline but it caused more problems so I had to come off it. I just have pain relief for the headaches now.

Hi Lisa

I know what you mean about there not being enough of the programmes. I suppose it depends which NHS area you are under. I have to travel 20 miles to mine. I live in the middle of Somerset so every major city is at least 20 miles in any direction :-? I can't find a support group near me though especially one that meets in the evening for people who work during the day. Maybe I should start one ?
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