Fibromyalgia Action UK
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Greetings fellow Fibromyalgians.

This is just a brief post to introduce myself to the community.

I will be 74 next week and have been disabled with acute back pain since 1975 due to mistreatment by the local hospital's Physiotherapy department. I spent several years and a lot of cash with chiropractors, reflexologists, acupuncturists, and fringe medicines as well as mainstream treatments. I was pensioned off at the age of 45 which gave me the opportunity to exercise whenever I felt fit enough. The vacant wheelchair threatened to capture me but I managed to stay out of it most of the time.

By the time I was 60 my mobility was limited to just short walks. My GP put me down as having Fibromyalgia Walking is now a distant memory and I struggle about on crutches. Recently my daughter Claire became a sufferer of Fibromyalgia too.

We are now fortunate enough to have a very good & helpful GP who is providing the encouragement we need.

I had a bout of sciatica at the beginning of December and suffered over Christmas and have been left with severe muscle pain in my right leg.

I just keep taking the meds and hoping for the best.

Sorry for rambling on so and wish you all well.

Best wishes


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Afternoon Alan thankyou for introducing yourself and sharing your history, it is good to know that you both have a supportive doctor as that's not always the case for some. You can ramble as much as you like the forum is a good place to come chat , share our experiences, and make new friends as I have found since joining in the Summer. It may help to lock your future posts il send a link most people like privacy and that way only people in our community can read and not open to anyone on the internet look forward to seeing again best wishes


Welcome to the forum so sorry to read both you and your daughter have fibro. I am pleased that you now have a sympathetic Go as that can make such a difference.

Not good to have sciatica on top of us this I can totally sympathise.x


Hello & welcome!


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