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Hi, I'm a lady of 59, and have been a Fybro sufferer for the past 4 years. I have a husband of 81 and married to him for the past 25 years. I am his full time carer, and we also have a dog, Fred who is 17 years

old, with a heart and renal problem, deaf and arthritic. So all together we are a right crook family.

I also have a degeneration of two lower discs and they are starting to rub together. Low Thyroid, depression, see a lady in Talking Therapies, and generally pee'd off. I hope I can get some ideas

from the other sufferes, and maybe given advice if needed.

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  • Hello

    I just wanted to wish you a very warm welcome to our lovely forum :)

    We are a very friendly bunch who truly understand how you feel. We are non judgmental and we do our very best to support and help each other.

    If you would like to take a peek at our mother site you will find some valuable information there.

    If you wish to lock your post to the forum this will mean that anything you post will not be open to the whole internet. In order to do this, when you write a post at the bottom of the box you will see two options. One says Everyone and the other says Community. If you click on the Community button this will lock your post.

    The choice is entirely up to you whether you wish to lock or not to lock your posts. However, you may find that more people will respond to lock posts.

    The forum tends to be a little quieter over the weekends. Having said this, there is someone around pretty much all the time.

    Welcome again and I look forward to chatting to you :)

    Very best wishes. Lu xx

  • Hello and welcome. I am also late 50s , have low thyroid, depression, talking therapy and going through a divorce.

    Had fibro since 1986.

  • Welcome to this lovely, friendly, informative site. Here you can let off steam, have a giggle, learn about benefits and best of all, realise you are not alone.

  • Just to say hello and welcome. :)

    Sue x

  • Hi samsnanna,

    Welcome to our lovely forum and I think Lu and the others have given you a good idea of how we are. The addy for our mother site is where you will find a mass of information.

    I much look forward to getting to know you better, we do tend to try and have a laugh at times believing that laughter releases feel good endorphins, so do feel free to join in wherever and whenever you want.

    Lots of positive vibes coming your way πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    Foggy x

  • Hello nice to meet you virtually πŸ˜€ yes a lot of us on here feel like that ,it's up and down , condition there are no easy answers but we do support each other on here ,

    I hope to see you here often, I am 53 went down with all this 5 years ago and starting excepting 2 years ago as it wouldn't give me any other options , I am divorced 25 years married and single . Mother of 3 young adults and 2 rescue nutty young dogs and 5 gold fish , my best advice I was ever given was , be kind and gentle with yourself,

    So I now pass that on to you ,and if you haven't been on one a pain and fatigue clinic ,

    Hugs Chris x

  • Hello and welcome, you have found the friendliest group of people, all very helpful and supportive. xx

  • You missed out the "good evening" ! Remember the "hello, good evening and welcome". I know who it was. Do you? :)

    Lu xx

  • David Frost.

  • Yes! Showing my age or what :)

  • I have no idea why that came to me in the middle of the night :) x

  • I knew who it was. I could picture his face but could not remember his name.

    What kept coming into my head was `cold weather`

    That should have helped but only puzzled me more. :O :)

  • Hi and welcome new friend. We are one big supportive family, there's usually always someone here in "the hour of need" as they say, feel free to unload anytime. The support and compassion is second to none. Looking forward to chatting to you :)

    Soft and warm hugs,

    Elizabeth :) xxx

  • hi welcome to this wonderful site we are a really friendly site.

  • I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance. I genuinely hope that you find the forum useful, informative and loads of fun!

    I can see that our Foggy has given you the link to our mother site, Fibromyalgia Action UK so I will just genuinely and sincerely wish you all the best of luck.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Thank you all for your wonderful messages.

  • Welcome aboard hang on and enjoy the ride. Full of ups and downs. With support and laughter. Sorry it's so late

  • Also A Very Big Warm Welcome. Sorry little late. I am Sure You Will Feel Very Supported.!! As I Have. All The BestπŸ˜€πŸ’

  • Really bad day yesterday. I had a letter regarding some weight surgery, which has

    been declined, too many issues, and so I was really upset. I am going around in circles, and it does my head in. Some days I wish I had never been born. I have never really had what could say was a happy childhood, and that is where a lot of my problems lie.I have made a few mistakes in my life, and I know everyone has demons, it's just I cannot seem to let mine go. I am getting Talking Therapy, and it does help, but I feel it is not the complete answer.

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