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Fibromyalgia and stage 3 kidney disease not from medications

Good morning,

I found out I kidney issues in 2002, but doctor did not see the need to send me to a specialist. In 2014 I found out I have stage 3 kidney disease, because at birth my left kidney is to small and does not work and right one only works half of what should. I found out in 2016 I have fibromyalgia. I am very depressed and sleep alot. I have gained so much weight that I hurt more because of it, but also my si joint on my right side is messed up. I take cymbalta and anti-depressaites but they are no longer working. So much wrong health wise, need in our please. For help, medication to help pain, fatigue and depression.

Thank you netters

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Hello and welcome to our lovely forum I do hope you enjoy meeting the others members in similar positions.

Please keep sharing I know other will support you and share there stories the admin team are here to support you on your journey.

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Hello there Netters let me wish you a very warm welcome to our group. I am sorry you are suffering so much. maybe you would care to take a look at our mother site it as a wealth of information which you may find very helpful.

Have spoke to your GP about your health concerns lately. if your medication is no longer working for you I do think you need to tell your doctor so he can check it out. There is many types of medications but it can take time to find one that works for you. I do hope you visit your GP and see what he/she says. xx


PS I see you have not locked your post Netters you may like to do this to keep it off the world wide web. Here is the link to help you how to lock futer posts.

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Hello @Netters, and a warm welcome to our friendly fibro forum where you can find information, support, help and understanding.

I am sorry you are feeling so down, which is naturally making your fibro worsen and cause you more pain.

I suggest you see your doctor as your present meds seem to be are no longer working. It may be useful to ask for a referral to a Pain Clinic to have an assessment of your meds and give useful advice on coping with pain and fatigue.

I am wondering if your weight gain is part in due because of the state of your kidneys and water retention. Again these might need altering if they are not working as they should.

Looking forward to seeing you around the forum.



Hi netters I'm sorry to hear how ur feelin at the mo, I'm sue and I'm 28 from chesterfield uk, I have fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety an borderline split personality disorder, I'm currently goin through a bad pain cycle, I'm here if u would like a chat xxx


Hello Netters

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

I am so sorry that you have ended up with so many conditions to contend with.

In answer to your questions:

1) Please see your GP and ask him/her for some pain relief. He or she will know what to start you on if you are not currently taking anything.

You could also ask your GP, as our Kay bluebell99 has said, if you can have a referral to a Pain Clinic.

2) Fatigue is probably the hardest one to deal with. Pain & depression can be managed to a certain degree with medication etc. However, with fatigue there is nothing that can be taken to help with it.

The only thing you can really do is to learn to pace yourself (which some of us find incredibly hard, myself included) and/or Google The Spoon Theory.

3) With regard to depression it does tend to come hand in hand with Fibromyalgia. The pain is enough to make some of us feel extremely depressed.

Please do stress to your GP that you are struggling with depression and ask him to change your antidepressants to something different.

I have given you a link (below) which explains how to lock your posts:

Click on the blue line and a simple to follow easy guide on how to lock your posts will pop up.

If you need any further help navigating the forum or locking your posts, please don't hesitate to let me know and I will be very happy to help you.

Wishing you a peaceful Sunday.

Lu x



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