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Hello I am new on here, I am 49 years old, married with children and a dog. I was diagnosed with Fibro in 2012, and just going through a very bad 2 weeks of severe pain in my ankles. I live in a lovely rural village surrounded by fields and a forest. I hope to meet people on here, and gain tips and advice.

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Hi Alison,

Everyone on here is so welcoming and I am sure that you will be able to pick up on advice and tips.

Sorry to hear that you have been going through a bad spell the last couple of weeks with you ankles. I hope they start and settle soon.

Take care

Jo x

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Thank you for your reply Jo and kind words x

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Hi. Like JoJo32 has said you can get lots of tips and advice on here it has certainly answered a lot of my questions.

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Hello Alison πŸ˜€ and welcome to what I consider to be the most informative, supportive and certainly most friendly forum for fibro!!

You might like to take a peep at our mother site fibroaction.org where you will find lots and lots of very good information.

We also try to have a bit of fun here too as a fair amount of us have found that laughter releases feel good endorphins, so pull up a chair (in the words of our highly esteemed adminstrator Ginsing) and join in as and when you want to.

Like you I live in a very beautiful rural village which I love, when I am able to take my doglets up the fields in a morning and then look back and see the village with the wonderful hills making the valley in which we live, I just feel so privileged to live in such a lovely place.

I am sending you lots of positive healing vibes to help with the severe pain you have in your ankles, poor you, and much look forward to getting to know you more and seeing about the forum πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Foggy x

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Hello Foggy, thank you for all your positive, kind information. I will take a look at your recommended site thank you. So happy to hear we are both blessed with where we live, I have a black lab called Mia who is 20 months old. I will have to find my way round this site, and look at informative forums x

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Just popped in to say welcome. Foggy has given you the vital link to our mother site where there is a wealth of information. It is a lovely site with very supportive knowledgeable people and I think you will enjoy our fun side as well.

Hope your fibro flare will end soon.x

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Hello Rosewine, thank you for your reply and help x

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Hi Alison, welcome to our forum :)

Sorry to hear you are having so much pain at the minute.

I think thus is a fantastic forum full of interesting and knowledgeable people. There are factual posts and fun posts so join in.

Hope to see you around :)

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Thank you tiredalot40 for speaking to me, you all seem so friendly. Look forward to reading all the posts x

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We are :)

Best place to start would be the Pic of the day, it is usually good for a giggle. Another place were you will get a giggle would be the chat room run by ginsing. Maybe see you there :)

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Thank you so much, I will take a look at these places. X

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I am struggling to work out how to get a photo up as my profile photo, clicked on my profile but no option to put a photo up. Can you help? X

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There should be one somewhere in the profile section, if you still can't find it, you could email support@healthunlocked.com (eeekk hope got the addy correct😳)

Hoping you can get it sorted Alison πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Foggy x

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I may have to try on laptop, as can't see how to put a photo on using phone or Kindle? Still learning everything Ha Ha! X

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You are asking someone who decided change hers and then ended up with nothing or it floating in an out :D

Go to your profile, go to edit click on the circle where it says upload. Upload your picture from where ever you have it stored like pictures, click save and then scroll to the bottom of the page and save again. Hopefully that will do it for you.

I refuse to be held responsible if it all goes wrong hehe.

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Ha ha! Made me chuckle :-) been on profile but where it has the smily face, there is nothing there or anything saying upload. On my phone and Kindle, so maybe I need to go on my laptop :-/ x

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I aim to please lol.

Try the computer but there should be an upload somewhere. Will go into mine and have a nosey and get back to you. Head like a sieve, wouldn't hold water :D

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Are you still having your identity crisis my friend ??? πŸ‘…πŸ‘€πŸ˜œπŸ‘€

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Depends on what you see :)

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You're back to the tree at the moment ......love it πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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If it is a tree and pasture its my new one the flower wouldn't stick so if this one stays it stays for good :D

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Definitely no upload sign, will try tomorrow on laptop. Also whilst I'm here where do I find the chat room run by ginsing and where is pic of the day? Not sure how I navigate on here, sorry to be a pain x

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If you click the posts button on the left it gives you the latest posts. Pic of the day usually goes up early hours of the morning a nd finding can be anywhere from 6am onward :) I am out and about tomorrow morning so will be late popping in but have fun :)

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Thank you kindly x

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No problem, if you look at today's it will give you an idea of what idiots we can be, all in the name of fun :)

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Speak for yourself. And don't ask me for help uploading. I lost about 4 avatars in quick succession, though the current one has stuck for a bit - famous last words?

Oh, BTW - Welcome Alison :P :P

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On my screen I go to "Profile"

then to "update profile"

On the avatar spot is a box marked "upload"

That's on a laptop and mine is well known for having fibro too :P

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How could I speak for you, you have been absent today :p

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Only in body :P :P

Out all day tomorrow too. Oh, what a life I lead

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You were absent then or are you suggesting you have a mind :p

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pass

Oh. I have the mind of a child. I keep it in a jar :P

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Do you have my brain in there too :)

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not saying :P You want it back?

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No you may keep it until I find a use for it :p

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Hi AlisonJJ

I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? Welcome to the forum and I sincerely hope that you find it useful informative and loads of fun! i can see that you have been given the link to the FibroAction website, and it really is worth checking out.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken

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Hi Alison, just jumped in to say hello & welcome. As you can see our fellow sufferers are a great bunch of informative, caring & supportive people. I'm Mags, I'm 52 & I have two dogs. Holly is a lovely chocolate & white Springer Spaniel- 11 years old now & she's a wee angel. Ozzy is a white & black Jack Russell- he's 2 years old & he's a wee devil lol. I too have very sore ankles, feet and legs. I do have pain all over but the bottom half of my body is more effected than my top half. Wishing you well, Mags x

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Hello Mags thank you for your reply, very nice to meet you. You mention sore ankles and legs, I had stiff ankle and knee pains. 16 days ago I went down with severe, agonising pain in both ankles, it is no exaggeration that I'm cripple. Ankles won't bend, puffed up and the pain hasn't left me. Went to Dr who fast tracked rheumatoid blood tests, they came back negative. Dr wasn't my usual Dr but he said I see you have fibromyalgia, and blamed that sending me away with tramadol. I'm crippled still, walking horrendous and I keep falling over. Has anyone had this kind d of severe pain for so long. I have an appointment with the hospital which had been made previously, but not till June. Dr is going to try moving it to sooner xx

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I'm afraid I had sever ankle pain for months Also had all the tests with no ideas in the results I ended up on crutches for about three months then it just went I now only get it when I change the shoes I'm wearing put on new boots today couldn't walk by the end of the day feet just can't cope with anything different really weird hope you feel better soon

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Thank you Lorraine, it really has been physically and mmentally draining. Get awful pains in my wrists but this is way more severe. When I went to the dr this week a wonderful, kind gent held my arm seeing me into the dr, then helped me downstairs. I really could do with crutches, surprised didn't get given any the state I was in, feels like I'm never going to get better :-( xx

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Keep your chin up it does pass sometimes it's seems like it want but I do have some really good weeks there doesn't seem to be any pattern to my fybro it's just pot luck I wake up to see what hurts today if anything some days are good days make the most of them

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Hi Alison, did you manage to get your avatar sorted out? SeemSeems I can only change mine on my computer as my tablet won't let me. The instructions you have been given do work on the computer :)

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Hello, haven't had time to go on laptop but will over the weekend thank you xx

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hello Alison,

you wont find a better , more friendly and honest forum than this one. when I was first diagnosed I was totally freaked out but I joined here and my fears were eased and I can now sometimes offer advice as ive learnt so much from these wonderful people.

when my hubby asks what im doing on the laptop I always answer " I am chatting with my fibro buddies"

I too love pic of the day, they often make me giggle :)

as you prob guessed by my name that I love dogs, we have 3

hugs x

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