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Afternoon everyone hope we are feeling as good as we can I have been to hospital today they are now doing blood test for rheumatoid arthritis just too rule that out but they also discharged me telling me there was nothing they could do for me not something you really want to hear of a specialist in a lot of pain and no sleep feeling sorry for myself

Kind regards

Carol 😐

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I think you are allowed a moment as it is really gutting when they say that. I know the other week when they said it was going to be my last session of electro acupuncture I walked out of there in a daze and it was as though the bottom had dropped out of my world.

Now I have got my old fighting spirit back and thought "well if the NHS won't help me I will find someone who will". Haven't found them yet but will not give up the search.

I don't know what to say about the RA tests as if they are positive they might be able to help some of your symptoms but of course the last thing you want is RA on top of everything else. Let us know how you get on.x


Hi there

I'm sorry to hear your news. I think we build up our hopes when we are going to see a Specialist, often waiting months for the appointment, just to be told there is nothing that can be done for us.

Just out of interest have you been on a Pain Management Course?

Lu xx

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Getting sent to chronic pain clinic don't no when have to see my gp again

Kind regards


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Hi Carol

I'm getting slightly confused here (no wonder when I only

had two hours sleep last night)!

Are you aware that the Pain Clinic and the Pain Management Clinic are completely different?

The Pain Clinic help with medication (although not everyone is lucky enough to see a Consultant who believes in Fibro).

The Pain Management Clinic is usually a course of "lessons" in how to manage our pain, a chance to chat with others with Fibro, etc. Different areas offer different services. Some, I beleive, offer acupuncture.

Good luck with the Chronic Pain Clinic. I very much hope you get some decent help.

Wishing you less pain and more peace

Lu x


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Hi Bambamsnan

I am so genuinely sorry to read this and as the others say I also think you are entitled to feel sorry for yourself! I sincerely hope that you are not waiting too long to get in at the chronic pain clinic, and that this works out well for you.

All my hopes and dreams for you


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