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New and wanting to say hi

Hey all. I'm Erica AKA Els.

I'm a 34 year old mum of 3, Jack 16, Ashleigh 13 and Grace 3. I'm married to Jake who is 25 this month.

I was diagnosed with Fibro when I was 21 along with Osteo-Arthritis. Then last year I was told I have relapse remitting MS which has been a struggle to deal with if I am honest.

Having all 3 conditions make it difficult on a daily basis, mainly due to the medication I am on I think.

The main problem is getting people to understand how I feel. I am lucky in the fact I have some amazing family who help me lots and are amazingly understanding if I am unable to do anything for days, but I also have family who don't seem to be able to understand why I need to vent about being stuck in bed again when all I want to do is go out with my hubby and daughter. I do have an electric wheelchair but I am slowly becoming anxious about leaving the house more and more. I get panic attacks outside and hate people seeing me like that so it is easier to stay indoors and avoid that situation.

anyway, that will do for now.

Off to finish watching the rugby.

Hugs all round.xx

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I am on Sertraline for depression so I think that is meant to help with the panic attacks. I have mentioned them in the past so they are aware.

I am currently waiting for some test results from the Neurologist. I had to have an EEg to see if I have Myoclonus Dystonia.. They also think I may have Interstatial Cystitis...JOY!!

Many thanks for the warm welcome.


well i hope this site can help you a little you really do have a lot to contend with

welcome :) and sending gentle hugs your way xxxx


hi els- good to hear from you and i hope this site helps you in the way it does me, sending good wishes xxx


Hi hope this site is as good for you as it has been for me. You have a lot of stuff going on, its good you have an understanding family that really does make a big difference. lol and gentle hugs x


hi hun ,


i am sure everyone will make you feel welcome i was i have been here 2 days and i have been given advise that i know is going to help me.


Hi Els, nice to meet you. Hope you enjoy being here. xxx


Hello erica,

I am a mum of 3 too.

You vent or ask anything on here we all understand hun.

Sorry about what you have been through, i thought i had ms too just before xmas, i didnt but still have a few things things on top of fibro too.

its good to meet you.

kel xxx


Hi nice to meet you


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