Been diagnosed with fibromyalgia

Hi everyone I just recently been diagnosed with fibro had never heard of it until now I was physically and mentally fine until August of 2013 where I got struck from behind by forklift no fault of mine I continued to work with extreme pain thinking it was all muscular and go away again in November I had another accident fell off machine I was operating due to excessive grease and oil again I kept soldering on until August when my partner persuaded me to seek medical help which I did after X-rays and MRI we thought it was just slipped disk in my lower back but by now the pain is extreme and throughly out my body I was then diagnosed with fibro as the specialist said it was the result from the first accident I am now not fit for work the plans that I had for my future don't exist any longer I now depend on benefits which are very slow to kick in how do I deal with this the medication doesn't help I am in financial dire straights no sleep no rest totally depressed afraid I will loose my partner as I am not the man I use to be does any body have any advice thank you

Kind Regards

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  • Its horrible having fibro I can totally relate. The only thing I can say for sure is it can take a lot of trial and error I fact it almost ALWAYS takes a good while and a lot of experimenting but you will find the right meds for you and you will be pain free again. I know from bitter experience it seems unimaginable that there could ever come a day where you wont be in pain but I assure you that day will come you just have to keep going back to the doctors and trying different doses and different meds till you find what works for you. All the best :)

  • Thank you

  • Hello, sorry to hear you are suffering badly with Fibro. I was diagnosed in 2012 after suffering severe pain in my hands, wrists and arms. was sent to see an arthritis consultant at the hospital, where he diagnosed me with Fibro. I had never heard about it before, but the dr said the most valuable thing you can do is learn about it and how to adapt your life. I have been given medication but mainly over the years it is a case of acceptance, then living your life the fullest you can. although i can be in a great deal of pain, i will not let it ruin my life or take away my quality of life. I started suffering awful back pain last year, then very stiff ankles and pain in my knees. Am due to see a hospital consultant again in June, but exactly 26 days ago i suffered the most horrendous pain in my ankles. The only way i can describe it was like my ankle bones are broken, and i have to walk on them. I have never felt pain like this, it has made me near on house bound as far to painful to walk. Am on Tramadol plus painkillers, and my Dr getting me seen quicker at the hospital. Despite this i still have faith that all will be fine, i will battle this. The most important advice i can give is do not give up, do not lose your freedom or your life to this. I volunteer, study on courses and intend to get a job. I have been lucky not to have had to work but be a stay at home mum, and my husband works but i have ambition to go out there and forge a career still. Try to stay positive, maybe try volunteering to see how you get on and then maybe see if you can return to work. I hope life gets better for you :-)

  • Hi princess2014

    I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? Welcome to the forum and I genuinely hope that you find it useful, informative and loads of fun! I ave pasted you a link below to our mother site, FibroAction which hosts loads of useful Fibro information:

    FibroAction Website:

    I am so very sorry to read that you are really struggling and suffering with your Fibro, and I genuinely hope that you can find some resolution and relief to this issue. If your medications are not effective for you it may help to discuss the situation with your GP as there are a plenty of alternatives and it can be a case of finding the right combination for you.

    I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • I know how you feel when you say you are not the person you used to be . I had a car crash 8 years ago where the whole of the back of the car was gone and have gone downhill ever since.i struggle to work and stay single as a relationship couldn't find the energy to have one x I really hope your lady understands and helps you when you feel bad but its hard for people to understand exactly how bad you feel x

  • I feel greatfull that she who she is just wonderful

    Thank you

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