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Fibromyalgia just wont go away

Hi, I've had fibromyalgia for over 10 years and it's ruined my retirement, feel my motivation has also gone down the pan now. I've always been energetic but now feel some days 10 years older than my 72 years. So frustrating, I also have problems opening my eyelids in the morning, can this be one more symptom of FM.

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Not sure if yr last symptom is related to fibromyalgia. Have you discounted any eye infection ?

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Hi valeriemartins11

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 have pasted for you below a link to our mother site, FMA UK which hosts loads of useful Fibro information:

fmauk.org/

I am so truly sorry to read of your suffering and struggling my friend, and feeling tired / chronic fatigue is a symptom of Fibro. However, if this is something new for you then it may be best to have it checked out just to remove other medical conditions from the equation.

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

Ken

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Have u seen an optician lately

There r tiny glands which can get blocked n cause probs after a sleep

My optician noticed this last time I went n cleaning along eyeliner with warm water on a cotton bud helps unclog. I can't see anything wrong but obviously shows up under magnification.

Don't let Fibro ruin Ur life...own it..work on getting Ur motivation back..there r all sorts of encouraging articles n blogs on the internet...it's not necessary to pay a fortune for them

Good luck

Jx

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I think dry eyes can be part of fibromyalgia but dry eyes can have lots of causes. An ophthalmologist is the best person to see. If s/he thinks there's a problem, they can refer you to straight to an eye clinic. It was the optician that referred me, I was seen very quickly and had 4 things diagnosed in my eyes --- 2 of them just oddities, plus blepharitis and dry eye syndrome. I get drops on repeat prescription and wouldn't be able to see in the mornings if I didn't use them first.

I'd get your eyes checked and take it from there.

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I understand exactly how you are feeling Valerie as I am in the same age group as yourself but, as mentioned above, we are more than our fibromyalgia and that is what you must focus on. Yes there are many challenges as we age but dig deep and keep going that is the only answer. Personally I have found the practice of Mindfulness extremely helpful, have a google if you are not aware of the wonderful teachings. People on this website are extremely supportive which helps you to tackle each day, but try to fill up your time with as much positivity as you can find. Sent with a hug x

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That's the case for a lot of us depressing ain't it But we have fight on Be brave xxx

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