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Sep 02, 2016 11:06 AM

Hi I've been referred to a Physiotherapist for my FM pain and I'm scared! Will they make me do things even if it causes lots of pain?

Sep 02, 2016 12:13 PM

Any good therapist will first evaluate you. See what you can do and rate your pain. They may ask u to push a little BUT if you don't feel its working or the pain is to high they will alter what u are doing. For me therapy is working however it's is very slow progress. So be patient with yourself and with them . And be honest with them.

Sep 02, 2016 12:34 PM

What she said

Sep 02, 2016 2:02 PM

You said it perfect newfibrogirl, but just remember that they do acctualy know what they're doing even if they dont seem like it and they might seem like dunkofs (dumb heads) especially when you're in pain, you're talking about physical therapy? Or mental therapy? Because the physical one is the one I'm talking about, they will push you a little harder then you can go but as long as you do the excsizes they give you at home, you will improve. As for mental therapy it's a bit harder because you gotta find a therapist you click with and don't feel judged by and comfortable talking to them. Other wise you won't get as much out of it.

Sep 02, 2016 2:10 PM

Thanks samantharose physical therapy is tough and in some way they ( well the ones I see) tend to do a little mental therapy too. They can tell when Im hiding emotiona from my limitations and they some how get into a conversation and I end up telling them and they seem to know exactly what to say.
I'm currently looking for an actually psychologist to help me with so.e emotional issues im having. And I'm concerned about how that process will go. I've just now gotten to where I can admit I need to talk.

Sep 02, 2016 2:24 PM

Yea I need to find a mental therapist too...i should probably do some physical therapy too tho, probelm with excersizing for me is my joints are disentergrating so when I move a bunch or excersize I'm just ripping and destroying my joints so..it's kinda half dozen or the other at this point.

Sep 02, 2016 2:59 PM

Thanks for all your advice, I have to have Physio before they can refer me to a pain clinic. As for mental Therapy I have an appointment on Monday. 😬

Sep 04, 2016 2:45 PM

JoJo, It took 4-6 weeks of therapy on my knees, hips and lumbar (each) to reapply get results that helped. And anytime something caused immediate or delayed unbearable pain, they changed the process. Hugs love & prayers you will have good results! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Sep 04, 2016 4:08 PM

‴What these fabulous girls said ‴ i really look forward to seeing my physio... πŸ˜‰i find exercise makes me feel alive! Dont be afraid πŸ€—

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