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Introduction

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

Alah

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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 healthunlocked.com/fibromya... look forward to seeing again best wishes

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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

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Hello & welcome!

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