Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024

Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

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Hi, my name is pete2002!

pete2002 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I have just joined - not really a group person, but my fibromyalgia has brought about so many changes to my life and most of them not good ones either.  I am really angry at the ngative impact this has had - sick of feeling unwell - and after 12 years of continuous pain and an utterly useless pain consultant I realised I need to reach out to a wider community and ask for help.  I'm not a moaner by nature - always managed to be a glass half full person but right now, there isn't even a glass to consider.  sorry.


  • whistles
    whistles Community member Posts: 1,583 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2018
    I haven't been here long, but already finding this site to be very welcoming. 

    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @pete2002, and welcome to the community! Sorry to hear that things are so difficult at the moment. You may like to check out our dealing with chronic pain discussions, as we have many members who unfortunately have had similar experiences.
  • JennysDad
    JennysDad Community member Posts: 2,298 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @pete2002, and it's good to meet you. As Pippa mentioned we seem to have quite a lot of fibromyalgia sufferers here and I'm sure you'll find plenty to talk to. The community is a very friendly place, full of people happy to go the extra mile and then double it :smile:
    Oh, and grumbling's fine. You're entitled to grumble, rant, rave or whatever - you've earned the right.
    Warmest best wishes to you,
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