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Fibromyalgia Sufferers

yummy_mummy0yummy_mummy0
posted 9 years 5 months ago
I wondered if anybody was affected by this condition as I suffer from it very badly and had my confirmed diagnosis earlier this year -though it has been getting progressively worse over the past 12 months. Would love to be able to talk to people going through the same thing.


Thanks

Kerry


SAHMSAHM
posted 9 years 5 months ago
awww bless your poor heart, I have been suffering with the symptoms of it (as DH grandmother has it and she suffer awfully from, intense pain) but I haven't been to the doctors yet to be officially diagnosed, because right now i am uninsured and insurance will not carry me with this (if it is pre-exsiting) So I am waiting for DH's insurance to kick in at work before I go.

what are you doing to manage yours?

yummy_mummy0yummy_mummy0
posted 9 years 5 months ago
With my fibro they have said it is more about management not cure. I recently spent a fortnight in a specialist rheumatology hospital so they could assess me properly and they have said it will be a slow process with physio etc as they dont want to excacerbate (sp) it and cause me too much pain. I have been told I may not ever hold down a full time job again (great, am 26) and to focus on the small achievements rather than just looking for big progression.

I have alot of physical exercises that I have to do and I am on tramadol and other pain killers -have been since last December now -and they help at times. I have to use a wheelchair when I leave the house, so it does restrict me alot and cause problems with making new friends. I am trying to learn to drive so I am more independant. but this is a slow progression as driving lessons knacker me out.

How does yours affect you huns? xx

SAHMSAHM
posted 9 years 5 months ago
oh, bless you I am sorry to hear about your pain Upset I often have days where I can't walk because my knees are swollen and my joint hurt so bad. Sad Especially if I have been up for a while, so working full-time is out of the question. I just wish I could sleep Sleep

It is a day to day struggle, mostly manage it by knowing what my limit is and cutting things out of my diet. Lots of water! Massage and whirlpool helps too! Yes

Have you tried Lyrica or Cymbalta? was on Flexeril but I was allergic as I am to many meds Shrug


Good luck with ur driving Thumbs Up

yummy_mummy0yummy_mummy0
posted 9 years 5 months ago
tbh I have never had those medications recommended to me, but will look them up. Thanks Smile

GTTkelGTTkel
posted 9 years 5 months ago
My mum has had it for years and it really affects her life (not that I'm close with her), but I am really hoping I don't develop it as I have been suffering periodically with various problems since my early teens which I'm told could possibly be it. But I'm choosing to ignore it and carry on as normal. I find that when I exercise I feel better physically, but when I'm lazy I am in more discomfort and also if I eat loads of crap.

There is lots of research that says your diet and keeping your weight down will ease it but I don't know lots about it-hoping I wont ever have to.
I know they run special exercise and relaxation classes in my town designed for sufferers so maybe look into this in your area xx

SAHMSAHM
posted 9 years 5 months ago

GTTkel said:

There is lots of research that says your diet and keeping your weight down will ease it



Yes this helps a lot especially cutting certain things from your diet (dairy, breads (wheat and gluten), and doing low impact exercises, this is how I have to manage mine, as I am allergic to several of the meds.

yummy_mummy0yummy_mummy0
posted 9 years 5 months ago
thanks everyone - I am doing slimming world diet at the moment to help me be a skinnier me for my wedding next year. In that I make I eat lots of fruit and veg every day, so hopefully that will help.

Unfortunately have just had to have all my meds reduced yesterday as I am going through a prolonged flare up of the fibro and it doesn't seem to be easing -they have said if a flare up carries on for more than so many months then it may be the case that I have chronic fibromyalgia -which I really don't want Sad

SAHMSAHM
posted 9 years 5 months ago
oh no I hate to hear this! I hope that it eases up soon.

Good luck with slimming world and congrats on ur wedding Love

hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 9 years 5 months ago

yummy_mummy0 said:
thanks everyone - I am doing slimming world diet at the moment to help me be a skinnier me for my wedding next year. In that I make I eat lots of fruit and veg every day, so hopefully that will help.

Unfortunately have just had to have all my meds reduced yesterday as I am going through a prolonged flare up of the fibro and it doesn't seem to be easing -they have said if a flare up carries on for more than so many months then it may be the case that I have chronic fibromyalgia -which I really don't want Sad


I hope you are feeling better soon hun! Good luck with the Slimming World, I hope it really helps you feel better for that special wedding day!! Hug

yummy_mummy0yummy_mummy0
posted 9 years 5 months ago
thanks Smile

really want to get down to a size 12 again (am a 14/16 at the moment).

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