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Hi all,

Having suffered with fibro since the 1980's (although it was not diagnosed until the late 1990's) and after being sacked from my job at that time, I have recently been back to the rheumatologist as my ankles have suddenly swollen, I have painful wrists and fingers and a dry cough - he has now done a full in depth blood tests, along with urine tests and I have to stop taking my anti inflammatory meds - and go back to my GP in six weeks for results and then see the consultant in June. Still in lots of pain, he is investigating also if it could be gout....... oh dear yet another problem, what I really wanted to say is for the first time ever I have actually began to get depressed (I feel really angry most of the time, why me, I have never smoked or drank and have always tried to remain positive), I have signed up at the local gym (for use of the pool) as suggested by the consultant, but have not attended yet, I just feel totally down - any idea's how not to let depression set in would be appreciated.

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Hi Sharon,

I am sorry you are feeling this way at present. I think it happen to us all at some point. My Mum has never smoked or had a drink in her life and yet she has had three major, life threatening illnesses and survived :)

her brother again never smoked or drank and he has had major heart problems among other things and survived, the remaining brother drinks and smokes and as he would say has had an interesting life and yet he is as fit as a fiddle :) At the end of the day its happened and you will get through and there is little point being angry as you are the only one who will duffer for it in the end. Uses up way too much energy :)

I hope you feel better soon. Join in the fun on the forum for a bit of distraction :)


Thank you, I just want to try and remain as always positive ..... I have a real fear of depression ... and I too have brothers and family who have taken for granted and seem to suffer less but you are right anger takes a lot of energy so will only make things worse for me .... thank you


As the saying goes, what doesn't kill us only makes us stronger :)

We are very strong people :)


Hi SharonD

I am so sorry to read that you are feeling so down, and I genuinely hope that you can find the answers that you are looking for. Please remember, and keep telling yourself that you are a wonderful and unique human being who deserves as much respect and adoration as the next. It may also help if you can discuss this situation with your GP and explain what is happening for you.

I want to genuinely and sincerely wish you all the best of lcuk.



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