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.