Pain Concern
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Advice for a newbie


I'm a 24 year old dance teacher. Over the last 4 months I've been really struggling with generalised pain. This has been coupled with fatigue and feeling low.

As a dancer I know my body well and am quite intune as to when it's not right. My symptoms are getting progressively worse to the point where I'm not really sleeping and not finding enjoyment in anything I do. (I'm a firm believer that I have the best job in the world- and this no longer excites me).

I went to the GP 3 months ago to no avail. Basically told that I am perfectly healthy and need to buck up. I can touch my toes with ease and have above average mobility in my joints (which is to be expected in my line of work). Bloods came back clear.

My pain is not related to exercise, I can wake up in pain, or finish a 12 hour day of teaching and be in the exact same pain.

I'm basically looking for anyone who has had a similar experience to me. Any advice on how to deal with pain and feeling low is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for taking the time to read. X

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I would do some research about Fibromyalgia.

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Thank you, I've been looking into that and it sounds so scary!


As they say, knowledge is power! It's diagnosed by your symptoms. As it doesn't show up in blood tests. I have it myself. Have been prescribed Lyrica.

Have just discovered something called SERRAPEPTASE. Which is very interesting. I've just started taking it. I got mine from Ebay.

It's worth looking into x


Thanks for the advice. This has really given me the courage to take the plunge to see the doctor for the second time x


See an Alexander Teacher. They should help your dancing. If your pain is caused by postural problems then they should be able to help you develop better strategies to reduce the development of pain.

Hope this helps.


Yes, I've done some Alex technique in that past, that's a good shout. Thank you x


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