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Fibromyalgia diagnosis

Feb 06, 2016 3:46 PM

I've just been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia! I also have osteoarthritis in my hip!
I've been given some meds prescribed by the hospital they also said my Doctor would be able to offer me further support!
Although it's only been a week I called my surgery but my doctor won't see me until she has received the letter from the rheumatologist! What other support is out there?
I'm scared about what the future holds! Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks

Feb 06, 2016 4:02 PM

Bluebell, sorry about your new diagnosis. What kind of surgery are you having ? I have osteoarthritis in both hiPS, it is awful sometimes especially at night when attempting to sleep. Welcome to catchmypain! Lots of folks here have fibromyalgia , I don't , I have some spine issues and with chronic pain.

Feb 06, 2016 5:27 PM

Thank you for your reply!
Sorry mis communication!
When I say surgery in the uk it's the Doctors Surgery!

Feb 06, 2016 5:30 PM

I was diagnosed too. I have been waiting for physio for over a year. So I went to my local gym instead, they were helpful and let me go at my own pace during classes. I know you don't want to hear it or feel like it. But you gotta keep moving. I feel loads better since I joined. Plus it gets me out of the house. X

Feb 11, 2016 11:56 AM

I was diagnosed in 2007. It's been a learning curb since then. I agree with Scrossy about movement, even if it's a walk around the yard a couple of times a day. Increasing your magnesium will help. Thiss

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