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Hi everyone So I’ve recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia it’s took many years to get this result, but now I have it’s hit me hard! People don’t seem to understand as it’s not a visual disability :(
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Hey I'm about to self refer for the same thing. Well not yet diagnosed with FM so could be another cause however the resulting pain and depression is the same... I had the same teary conversation today that this isn't the life I want
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I have recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia although I have suffered for years too. It is very difficult for others to understand. I am also finding it hard to not overdo things when I am having a bad day.
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Its like FM coupled with mental health issues is like fighting two invisible wars that form an awful circle, i get asked, would you be happier without pain, i assume yes, its been that long i dont know. its so hard wanting to structure a route to feeling better but then never knowing day to day if youll feel ok to commit to a plan. i feel your pain
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After years of going back and forth to GP I'm still not sure if its fibro/arthritis menopause or the fear of getting or passing on covid (All have some similarities)thats causing me anxiety,stress, physical pain, muscle/joint weakness in legs, high blood pressure and the feeling that I've lost the plot most of the time! I spend hours reading articles about all the above to try and understand. let's hope that sharing experiences will help raise awareness . It would be good if a more holistic approach can be given by GP's 🤞


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