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Brain Fog!!


I am new to this site :) I have been diagnosed with Fibro now for two months and i still havce my doubts as to whether it really is this i have. I wake in the mornings finding it hard to face another day, mentally. I have a huge knot in my tummy all the time, terrible pains in my head which i can only decribe as little shocks. Then there is the pain down the arms and legs, which are like a kind of nerve pain. I have tried to do research on this but there isnt alot out there on Fibromyalgia. I am not taking any drugs as i had a bad experience on anti- depressants a few yrs ago so when the GP said this is the only thing that will help the pain, i declined. I find it so hard to try and concentrate at work as my mind is ll over the place and i get really light headed. I have been trying to excerise, eat well and remain positive but its so hard :( So basically i am battling this fibro as well as anxiety - I think im doomed x

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I must admit my first reacton was also to reject tablets and find a magic alternative to it all. Sadly I havent found it but with a combination of tablets, rest when I can, bit of physio, kindness of others etc etc I am managing to keep going.

I understand what you are saying about bad experiences with tablets as I have seen this problem with friends of mine in the past but in order to get things under control and get some normality back in your life you may find that some medication migt help. If you are in terrible pain all th etime you may not be able to keep going .

Good luck and hope you find some relief to your pain



Hello and welcome to our lovely forum Jay, you are most welcome here!

Take a look around our Questions, Blogs and Tags, there is a wealth of information there, advice, support, personal experiences and friendship too! Please read our FibroAction Guidelines, you will find these under Blogs at the top, please select FibroAction Blogs and then scroll down. We ask all our new members to read these, many thanks.

If you have any worries or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask us, we are always only too happy to help. We all understand, we are all in the same boat here.

I hope you enjoy your time at FibroAction! :)



Thankyou both for the lovely welcome and advise. Its so nice to see others

in the same boat as at the moment i do feel alone with this illness.

I will take on board what you say Marzy about the meds. Im just so bad with taking any meds but its time to think of what is best and try to forget past experiences.

Thanks again :)


It would be a good idea to see your GP Jay, to discuss your symptoms and your worries about meds etc. You would be able to manage your Fibro so much better with adequate pain relief and meds to help other symptoms. Pop along and have a chat and see how you feel about this. It would help you though! :) xxx


Jay, how you are feeling is perfectly normal when having Fibromyalgia, it's a real shock to the system and has a big effect on our lives. If you take a look at our main site FibroAction there is a wealth of information over there on Fibromyalgia, I have posted some links below for you which will explain a bit about the symptoms, treatment etc. I hope this helps.

Any queries or concerns you may have, please ask away, we will do our best to help and support you.

Here are the links -

Here's a hug for you (((hug))) xxx :)


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