Hi; My 1st post. Im in my early 40's and got a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia early this year after having chronic pain in various parts of my body for just over 10 years. I was always very sporty and slim, and after getting a few injuries reduced my activity levels due to the high levels of pain. It started with occipital neuralgia 10 years ago after having a really bad sinus/ear infection then having several operations and a joint replacement on my foot, and shoulder surgery and knee damage, then having surgery last year to help with endometriosis which I have also had for 13 years (after having my 1st and only child). I then got diagnosed with IBS, which I think was due to them not coming up with suggestions for my stomach pain, which was confirmed as the endometriosis. They then put me on anxiety medication as they thought I was anxious! Not thinking this was anything to do with being fed up of the weight gain due to not being able to exercise, and the constant pain Im in. Im just managing to maintain my full time job in a library but its such a struggle. Due to see yet another physio tomorrow, but I really cant see that they can fix very part of my body! Sorry for the moan, I know a lot of you have had it soo much worse than me. Im trying to cope as best as I can. Ive had nerve blocks, steroid injections, and tried various meds but to no avail. Really hoping that eventually I will find something to manage the pain. Thanks for listening. C
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