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Hello everyone, i am new to this sight, thought i would introduce myself.I am mmm 53 have fibromylagia for a long time but was diagnosed three years ago.

I am alsominsulin dependent diabetic, work asa nurse in gp surgery and yes it is a struggle, I also help my son look after his cildren so his lovely wife can go out and work to.

My main problem is the pain, it never seems to stop and really gets me down but hey I try to be positive as there is nothing lese we can do. so hello hope you are having a relatively good day xxx

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Quick hi from me and welcome. I've only recently joined and found the people here to be very supportive. You've come to a good place.



welcome to this site. You'll love being here as we are a friendly bunch.




hi ang, welcome! :) im 53 too & was only diagnosed last yr with fibro.hope you enjoy this site as much as i do :) x


Hi Ang you poor wee slip of a thing. Welcome to the friendliest loopiest HU site. There's a lot of compassion here and if you just want a moan this is the place. If you want info this is the place. If you want a bit of virtual fun this is the place. Almost no holds barred,. I've never yet seen anything beyond the pale. And there's usually someone awake so the wee small hours aren't necessarily so dark. Gentle hugs. :)


hi ang i am fairly new to site i am 53 have had fibro for well over 5 yrs plus other problem i take an assortment of tablets but still have constant pain i find the only releif is if i go to hydrotheraphy exercise in water hot shower afterwards i have no pain at all for about 1-2 hrs feels great.


Hi lilian68. I'm very interested in your comments about hydrotherapy. I have been referred for it but havnt booked yet as have bad pain in my leg. Do u find that the hydro also strengthens your legs as mine feel so weak. I am the same age as u and so unfit it's not true. I'm in too much pain and feel too tired and down to excercise. I usedyto be so fit. It's depressing!


Hi I have had hydrotherapy and find it help full do not know if it makes the pain easier but oooh for an hour i


i find that it relaxes mthe cramps but not for long but being with others in that lovely warm water is a boost.Probably different for everyone you have physios who do a exercise chart specific for your pain


it is the easiest form of exercise as the water takes the weight the physio staff at hospital are a bit over zealous my rheumy said if u can only do 10 mins thats ok at a private pool you can go at your on pace if the pains to bad u can't go i usually book on the day u would gradually build the muscles up on ur leg i can't go often but it does make a difference if u can.


A warm bath is the best feeling and pain free for a while oh and welcome x


Hi ang53

Firstly, welcome to the site and I sincerely hope that you find it as useful as I do? I am so sorry to read that you are suffering so much as a result of your Fibro.

I was wondering what medications do you take for your Fibro? As there are many different ones that you could try if yours are not working for you?

I was also wondering if you have had any referrals to a pain management clinic and / or to Rheumatology?

I am sure as a nurse that you have spoken to many health professionals regarding your Fibro, but I just wondered if you were getting the options to explore other possible treatment which may help you?

I sincerely hope that you can find some resolution and relief to your problems.

Ken x


Hi Ang53 Wellcome to the site, sorry I didn`t say hello last night, but me brain suddenly decided that it was no longer cooperating

Have you been onto our main web site yet and had a good look around? You can get onto it by clicking on the yellow butterfly at the top of the page. See you around Sue xxxx


Hi thank you. Have been down all routes but pain clinic I feel that the older the Dr the less interested. Some younger drs are more interested. I take co codamol and naproxen. Citalopram only just keeps the wolf from the door

Am trying to pluck up courage to go see my go but all she says is lose weight and your pain will go. Even told her that's why I put the weight on .


Hi ang welcome to the site :)

You sound like you're juggling a lot of activities which may be contributing to your higher pain levels.

Do you mind me asking if you take any medications for Pain and/or Fibromyalgia? also, have you been referred to see a pain consultant? A pain consultant can assess what you need with respect to medication and treatment options such as a pain management course.

I didn't even think of it and had been suffering for so long but my counsellor suggested it to me and I am so pleased that I requested it.

Pain management teaches you how to manage your daily life with chronic pain using a holistic approach, meaning it looks into what pain is?? the psychology of pain and how it affects us, plus how to think positive (CBT), you learn how to set base-lines for yourself and then how to pace your activities within those base-lines. Alongside that there is a pain pyschologist, physiotherapist and a pain nurse exercises and relaxation techniques.

Sorry for the huge ramble but hope this is helpful for you :)

You can also visit the website for more information about the illness and where to get help, treatments and up to date research plus more. You can even sign up for the FibroAction newsletter :)

You have come to the right place for information, friendly advise and fun if you feel up to it, we all like to blow off steam whether its with a moan or a giggle so please don't be afraid to join in :)

Looking forward to seeing you around :)

:) xxxsianxxx :)


thankyou thats really helpfull and i feel so welcome so thankyou all


Welcome to this lovely friendly helpful site xx


Hi ang53, blimey no wonder the pains bad, you sound very busy! I go for hydrotherapy too and it is bliss, but no it does not last long. But any relief is good. I find pacing is a huge help as well as getting the right meds and trying(!!) To stay positive. Welcome to the site .


Hi aches and pains, yes hydro does strengthen the legs, i have athritis in my knees, and it is little exercises in the warm (bath temp) water, it has helped me, so good luck.


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