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Hi, my name is chelseawarrior25!

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chelseawarrior25
chelseawarrior25 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
I'm Chelsea 30 year old who has Fibromyalgia and mental health monst other things

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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 52,742 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @chelseawarrior25 welcome to the forum Join in with the conversations going around 
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 22,071 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @chelseawarrior25 Welcome from me too. If you have any questions please ask. Have a look around and join with us.
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @chelseawarrior25 and a warm welcome to our online community, how are you keeping?

    I'm sorry to hear you're currently living with those conditions, how are you coping? And, do you have enough support?

    If you want to get more involved on the community, please do take a read of our recent discussions and have a browse of our categories. We'd love to hear your thoughts so where you feel comfortable, jump on in :)
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  • chelseawarrior25
    chelseawarrior25 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Some days are better than others, I think I could do with more support, I literally have my partner and two friends that are always there but then because of the Fibro I don't like to make plans and then the anxiety becomes heightened 
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
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    @chelseawarrior25 Ah no, I understand. Anxiety is a horrid feeling isn't it? Have you spoke with your GP about the impact your fibromyalgia is having on your mental health and if there are any options such as speaking with a counsellor or having CBT that could help? Talking therapy isn't for everyone, but if it's something you'd be interested in I'd recommend exploring it some more. 
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  • chelseawarrior25
    chelseawarrior25 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    That's my issue I really struggle telling someone verbally I did speak and they put me in contact with an organisation and they literally said to carry on what I was doing and I'd benefit from counselling it's just feels like it's never ending lol 🤣 have to laugh 
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
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    @chelseawarrior25 Oh no! I get it though. Speaking about emotions can be really hard, some NHS trusts provide online courses around anxiety and depression. I wonder if that would be a good starting point if your trust provided it? Just to dip your toes into and participate from home in? 

    What other coping strategies do you use? It sounds like you're doing a good job, although I know that doesn't help on worse days  <3
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