Hello :)

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 :)

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  • Welcome Pippa.

    Very friendly and a tad loopy. Some of us find that's a good way of letting off steam.

    As is having a good moan. It might help to take pressure off the family too.

    There are some links (all links are in blue) on the right and in due course I bet one of the admin will be in touch, Their advice is better and a bit more professional than my comments.

    It can be good to look at some of the links below. :)

  • Hi Pippa, welcome to what I think is the most supportive and caring site for fibro on the web. There are very lovely people who have a lot of knowledge which the are more than happy to share, and also the resources of FibroAction (click on the butterfly in the box at the top right of the page ) you will find a huge amount of information there,

    We are genuinely a kind and caring place, and we like to have a bit of fun here and there, to help make you laugh or even just raise a small smile when you are feeling very low, which can be very uplifting.

    Please pull up a chair and join in whenever and where ever you feel you can and know that we will do our very best to support you through the bad times and rejoice with you in the better times.

    Sending you lots of welcoming positive healing vibes your way :-)

    Foggy x

  • Evening Pippa a very warm welcome, to you. I hope you enjoy the site it has been of tremendous benefit to myself over the past couple of years. There are lots of marvelous caring people on here.

    If you find you have questions and cannot find the answers the fibroaction.org site is brilliant (you can always click on the butterflies on the right hand side of the page)

    Looking forward to reading your posts. Someone is always about to lend a sympathetic ear.


  • Yup. There's always someone else who can't sleep! I go along with both of those. I'm in four other groups and this is the biggest, noisiest and best ;) :P

  • Hi Pippa

    Welcome to the forum where we are all akin and hope you'll have a mooch round our Mother site too fibroaction.org where there is a wealth of information.

    We're quite a friendly bunch that like to care and share, occasionally we have a fibro fun and frolic day where we can 'virtually' go anywhere its amazing where we can take our imaginations ;)

    However, we do have our serious sides too and are here to help and support if we can :)

    As its already been mentioned we all like to blow off steam whether its with a moan or a giggle :)

    Looking forward to seeing you around :)

    :) xxxsianxxx :)

  • Hi Pippa49

    Welcome to the forum and I sincerely hope that you find it as useful as I have. I hope that you are not in too much pain at the present time.

    You and your other half sound like really lovely people and from the sounds of it you have a smashing family as well.

    Am looking forward to meeting you around the site and reading more of your posts.

    Take care

    Ken x

  • Welcome Pippa

    You will find lots of lovely, kind hearted caring people here who actually do know how you feel.

    Lovely to meet you and look forward to seeing you around

    Louise (Blue Mermaid) x

  • Welcome pippa, to the best and probably pottiest - you know who you are- fibro site there is. Keep in touch with us all xxxxx

  • Hi Pippa49, I'm pleased you have found this site, it's brilliant! I have found it very helpful both for finding information about my conditions and talking to others who have the same or similar and mostly because it makes me feel like I'm not the only one and therefore not going mad or imagining my symptoms as many doctors unfortunately still believe and it just helps to talk to others and know that I'm not alone! I am sure you'll find it as helpful as I do.

    Best Wishes


  • Welcome to the FibroAction forum !

    I hope you find it to be a supportive environment & a good source of information about Fibro. Other members have mentioned about the charity FibroAction so all I can add is I am currently trying to add FAQ and their responses to a FAQ category on the community. So, if anyone needs ALL the links to the FibroAction website regarding the subject it is in one place, which should make it easier for members to access the information they need.

    So, why not grab a cuppa and get chatting as we have many lovely members who are happy to share their experiences of Fibro in the hope it will help others, including myself.

    Enjoy the community

    Emma :)

    FibroAction Administrator

  • Thank you everyone for the warm welcome. I look forward to being part of your group and chatting to you all :)

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