My name is Pippa and I have been looking in on your lovely forum for a few weeks now and decided to join. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 8 months ago, but have had it a few years now and it got so bad last year I had to give up my job.
I am on a variety of medications which are all helping a little but not a lot! My GP is very understanding, so I am lucky.
I do gentle yoga for exercise,and walk a bit when I can, weather permitting, to keep me from getting too stiff.
My wonderful OH does most of the housework on his days off from work and helps with the weekly shopping ( or rather he does it and I help).
We live in Ireland and have three children, all grown up and living with their partners, who are very supportive of me and help in many ways, and a lovely little grandchild. Oh and a little dog who is 10 and has heart trouble, so we look after each other
I don't like to keep moaning on at them though and also I think it would be nice to have somewhere to come where people know exactly what I am talking about and how I feel. I have good and bad days but try to keep the bright side out and keep a positive attitude.
This place looks very friendly, I was looking for somewhere to get info etc. and have visited a few places but this really seems to be the best.
I look forward to reading, and now also posting when I can