Dealing with chronic pain
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Kirstie74

Kirstie74Kirstie74 Member Posts: 8 Connected
Hi, my Dr thinks I have fibromyalgia and I have had so many different tests to rule other things out. I am a single parent, my partner died suddenly 18 months ago. My eldest is 21 at uni and my youngest is 6, she has autism and adhd.
I am shattered daily, body aches, headaches and also have depression and anxiety. It's getting  a real struggle now to do normal everyday things without exhaustion taking over.
Is there any help out there for me? What do I do now? 

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Kirstie and welcome

    Try putting your details into one of the online benefit calculators

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Kirstie74Kirstie74 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    I am on income support and I get dla for my daughter. Don't think I'm entitled to anything else. 
  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,263 Pioneering
    If you have fibro then at some point you will almost certainly qualify for additional help. It doesn't hurt to check.

    The depression and anxiety are the result of the physical issues and many people suffer in the same way. Sometimes a diagnosis can make life easier as it takes the confusion and fear away. Sometimes getting the extra help can too because it lets you have easier ways to do the things that are difficult.

    Keep pushing the system for a correct diagnosis and see if you deserve help.

    TK
    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.
  • Kirstie74Kirstie74 Member Posts: 8 Connected
    I've suffered with depression since I was a teenager it's gotten worse over the last few years x
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