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Feb 19, 2017 7:58 PM

Hi all! Thought I would introduce myself and start networking. I'm a 34 year old mum of 2 boys, from South Australia

I suffer from a whole raft of illnesses and, as such, have become quite isolated and socially awkward. The only adult contact I have is with my husband and when I accidentally make eye contact with other parents at my childs school 😉

My hobbies include photography, beach walks and hiking. These days though, I don't get out for many walks because of pain etc

At the moment, I am only receiving treatment for my thyroid, and recently started new (stronger) pain meds. Am waiting for an appointment for a new rheumatologist who specialises in Fibro..

I can't wait to learn some new ways of managing pain, expressing pain levels, and chat with people in the same boat!

Feb 20, 2017 2:58 AM

Welcome Cazbadams to our community. We are one big family. We come from all over the world. I am from USA. I have fibro among other things. Does heat help you. You can soak I warm water in tub with 1-2 cups Epsom salts. Heating pad or blanket. I know it gets hot there so don't know if that would work, Some people take supplements magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin B complex, fish oil.

Feb 20, 2017 3:07 AM

Thanks!
I've been contemplating taking magnesium as I've heard it has some great benefits.
It does get hot here, and I don't do too well with heat. Kind of a Catch 22: the heat would help with aches and pains, but would also cause hives and dizziness.
Thanks for all your suggestions. I'll be researching them tonight!

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