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Hi my name is christine i am 47 . I have had fibromyoalga since I was 14 I also have many more health problems, epilepsy, none epileptic fits , CPS , left side weaknesses, problem gripping, Spinaabifter, memroy problems and I had3 strokes .I was coping fairly well with my pain but at 13 i seamed to be getting a lot more pain that would come and go not like you normal pain . My mother took me to see my GP and after a lot of poking the doctor suggest going to see a doctor who know more about pain than him , it may sound mad but on that day he had a 3rd medical student with him who ask me a few questions as well . I was asked to wait in the waiting room my mother was not pleased as she felt I put a lot of it on . We where called back in my doctor asked my mother if the student could examine me and she agreed . 5 min later he told us that I had this condition called fibromyoalga he explained what it was and how it may affect me . I was luck that I ask my mother to take me to the GP if I had not I would never seen the student . I later find out from my GP that the student was planning to became a doctor that works within the pain side of the body and he had just finished writing a paper on fibromyoalga and how it affects different people with other medical problems .

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Hi Cmp1969 welcome to our wonderful forum ☺ I'm sure you will come to find the forum invaluable in chatting to others who are going through the same experience as you, talking to others at different stages of their lives with Fibro and learning from their experiences.

It does help with the whole process and I wish I had found the site years ago. I have had Fibro for nearly 30 yrs and I'm still learning about it, like we all are.

I'm sorry you have had so many health problems & now to be told you have fibromyalgia

Please do go look at the mother site where you will find all the information you need and lots of useful links on Fibro and I look forward to chatting to you on the forum.


Peace, luv n light

Jan ☺

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That's young at 14 to be told you have Fybromyalgia, though saying that I was that age when I had pains in my legs and back had X Ray's etc etc and was tool it was 'growing pains' thinking back now it was probably the start of fybro.


How amazing it was just being in the right place at the right time

Sorry about all the other health problems you have to cope with

Life is so unfair at times


Hello and welcome to our friendly fibro forum.

Sorry to hear you have a lot of conditions going on as well as fibro and at such a young age to have a diagnosis.

It seems the medical profession are finally accepting of fibro at long last, largely due to the work of students like yours who were prepared to listen to their patients all that time ago.

I do hope we see you joining in around the forum.


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Hello! You were fortunate. Even in this day and age there are many health professionals who simply do not believe in fibro. One of them being a Rhumetologist at my local hospital who is no longer of my aquantance!

Wishing you low pain days

Patrick x

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Hi Cmp1969

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 am so genuinely sorry to read of all of your health problems and I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck my friend, and please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you



If I have read your post correctly you were diagnosed 33 years ago - or thereabouts. Is this correct?


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