I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in February 2012, but have probably had it as long as 20 years, since age 15, following Glandular Fever and Post Viral Chronic Fatigue. I work full time in an office, but some days it's a real struggle and I'm so tired and achy by the end of the day that I go to bed very early - straight after eating a meal. I have an adjustable bed with a Tempur mattress and this really helps with the pain and poor circulation issues. I also pay for a remedial massage once a week, which really keeps me going. I've been on either Prozac or Citalopram since age 19, and regularly take Naproxen or Ibuprofen and Paracetamol. My question is, am I entitled to any benefits? I am only just managing at the moment. My condition is managed through lifestyle choices - no alcohol, no caffeine, no junk food, pain medication, low impact exercise everyday and lots of rest, relaxation and sleep. I also have Endometriosis but this is well managed with a Mirena coil. Take care everyone, sending lots of love and healing hugs to you all x x x
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