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Hello everyone

I am a 56 years old and have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 3 years ago. To compound the issue i also have osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis that was diagnosed 11 years ago. Currently my health is debilitating as i am diabetic, have high cholesterol and hypertension. Phew!! just typing this i am already fed-up - can there possibly be anything else that can go wrong in ONE body.

The bright side is i still keep a full time job of 9 hours a day - very hectic and fast paced manufacturing environment. Its tough but i believe it also keeps me mobile, alert and gives me purpose.

I am enjoying your blog - keep up the post and i want to say i am glad to be in contact.



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How you manage to work is incredible - welcome to a great site. Neese. x

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Hi there and welcome to our friendly site,. It's amazing that you manage to work with all your problems, I also have RA, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and fybro like you and I don't think I could ever take on a job, though I am a bit older than you so maybe I could have at 56, anyway well done and good luck


Hello Niri and a warm welcome to our friendly fibro forum where you can get advice, support, help and understanding along with a giggle ot two to lighten the day.

Our mother site has a wealth of information including guides and links.

My goodness to have all of your ailments and work full time is very admirable, although I do hope you are managing to rest properly when you get home. :)

Looking forward to seeing you around the forum



Hello and welcome

To our lovely family hope you meet lots of the genuine people on here.

Good luck on your journey my friend


Thanks Guys, you have just made my day. I am glad i found your site, it is good to interact with people that understand what the real of pain is that we have to endure.


Welcome to our community. Like the others I take my hat off to you for working such long hours. Many of us have other health problems as well which can make the symptoms of fibro worse it seems few of us have fibro in isolation.

Have you any useful tips you can pass on to us as it sounds as even with your life being so hectic you are managing well? Look forward to reading your future posts.x


Working nine hours a day in a fast paced environment? Not sure many of us have much advice to offer. You should be advising us!!

I've been slowly recovering my tum and learning much of our health hinges on having great digestion. My saviour has been probiotics. Did you see the prog Dr in the house last night? Prediabetic over weight kid, doing all the right things and seriously overweight. A thorough hunt proved he had poor gut bacteria. Once they sorted his gut, so the diabetes threat disappeared and the weight started to fall away. Magic! Can you afford to see a functional health profession to advise? Or read up? Our gut affects so much, mental health and physical. The other thing you might be neglecting is relaxation and exercise? On account of being so busy?

I hope you find some answers. It sounds like if you can keep fibro under control you can have a nice life.


Hi Niri

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 want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself my friend.

All my hopes and dreams for you



Welcome Niri it's nice to meet you. You sound like a very optimist person that's good to hear. With all you have wrong with you and can still work it is very inspiring. Please feel welcomed xx



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