Fibromyalgia Action UK
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Time caught up to me!

How do I start, ah some background. Last Friday was a day from hell. Job centre interview after successful ATOS medical. Only tho be told that with fibro,depression and anxiety I am unemployable. The best option I have is to try to start up my own business. Go home and my husband informs me his father had been found dead. So let the melee begin. I have been working hard and supporting my husband who really needs me non stop. Today my illness/body has decided enough. I have been getting 2-3 hours sleep a night. I'm physically exhausted, mentally exhausted,feeling low and unwell...feel sick,have a bad bellky etc. I don't know if it's stress or what what I do know is that today is going too be tough and exhausting.

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Bless you Hun sorry for all the crash in of illness and trouble get who ever told you that you were unemployable to put that in writing .hugzezz


You poor dear,

Life does throw a lot at us sometimes.

Now first and foremost you need to rest up, take some me time.

I am sure your husband is aware of the immense strain you are under right now.

The world won't stop revolving if you get some desperately needed rest.

You really do need to listen to what your body is saying to you right now.

And it is saying let's take some time out.

I know that you have major responsibilities but only you can do so much without

Buckling under.

Do all this now!!

Bibi x


What a bad time for you and your OH!

I'm so sorry about your bereavement, as well as the other problems. That's the thing with fibro, it's difficult to manage at the best of times, but when other troubles arise, where are you supposed to find the energy needed to manage the extra burden?

Rest when you can, and I'm sure you'll manage to come through. And do appeal your benefits situation as you've been told you're unemployable.

Don't forget, we're always here for you if you need a sympathetic ear!

Moffy x


So sorry to hear about your situation - please, please ask/shout for help. Doctor, social worker, tell exactly how you are feeling and not coping. Does you husband have carers? You say he needs you non stop .You need respite yourself. As for benefits, get some help applying. Gentle hugs, try to get some time for yourself before you completely break down.


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