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Fibromyalgia

DeeFibroDeeFibro Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited July 2017 in Disabled people
Fibromyalgia is not classed as a 'disability' in the UK yet, and it is not that I am eager to be 'labeled', but as our illness is so physically and mentally debilitating I was hoping others of you out there could help out with suggestions about how you found help with pain, medication, fatigue and any other symptoms we share.

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  • GeoarkGeoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,373 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @DeeFibro and welcome to the community.

    I am curious why you believe that Fibromyalgia is not considered as a disability?

    It would certainly be covered by the Disability Discrimination Act, and would fit most modern definitions of a disability.

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @DeeFibro

    A very big welcome to our website and online community.

     Please have a good look around & please let us know if we can help [email protected]

    We also have a very active online community where you can meet & great other members in similar situations as you are [email protected]

     Please please let me know if I can help you you further ????
  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
    Hi @DeeFibro,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you on board.
    Liam
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