Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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lauree
lauree Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi my name is Loree. I challenged with a number of health problems. The most debilitating ones being Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis and Mesenteric Panniculitis. It's lovely to have been allowed to join. Thank you xx

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  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @lauree, and a warm welcome to the community!
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @lauree

    Welcome! :)

    You are not alone as many members of the community suffer with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis and I am sure they will be more than happy to offer you support and a hand of friendship :)

    Please forgive me as I have not heard of Mesenteric Panniculitis, would you mind explaining what the condition is? If not, not to worry :)

    Ami :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • lauree
    lauree Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hi @Ami2301.
    Thank you for the welcome.
    Mesenteric Panniculitis is rare condition (300 people in the UK), which involves periodic inflammation of the mesenteric wall (the wall that most of our internal organs are attached to. Unfortunately it's a chronic illness

  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @lauree

    Is there medication or treatment to reduce the inflammation?

    Ami :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Elaine1967
    Elaine1967 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi @lauree

    I too have recently been diagnosed with mesenteric Panniculitis and currently struggling getting my head around this has they doesn't seen too be much advise on this disease.

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