I have always been an active, sporty person but was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 7 years ago. Since then I have participated in 2 very strenuous challenges for charity but suffered for about a week afterwards. At the moment I am trying to hold down a full-time job in a type of call centre which also includes lots of typing. It is a very pressurised, very busy and very stressful position and after having been there for 9 months now I have been trying my best not to have any time off sick. Unfortunately today is my 6th day off in 9 months which I think is good but it infuriates me as my employers, like the last employers I had don't understand what Fibromyalgia makes you feel like and don't even know what it is. It is definitely correct when referred to as the invisible syndrome as I 90% of the time I look perfectly well but feel absolutely knackered, in pain and very tearful. I need to work full time to pay the bills and keep the mortgage going but I don't know how much longer I can keep this up - I have just recently turned 50 and feel old before my time. I have also gained weight and find it really hard to lose now. My husband is really understanding and will do anything for me but I also need support with other sufferers and only they know how I am struggling to cope..........
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