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Hi my name is Sam

Glaves Member Posts: 2 Listener
I've got Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Anxiety  Depression.I live with my husband and two children age 11 and 15.I feel quite alone with these conditions,and although I battle on and keep home for them and myself ,I sometimes feel like I'm at my wits end.I have no family to help ,my husband suffers with nerve damage and has to have injections in his neck and spine.We have no living parents now and it's only been a year since my mum died ,I'd been the one doing the care providing for her and in the last year leading to her passing found it a strain both physically and mentally. I'm not sure what help I could recieve but just telling someone helps slightly.


  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Glaves -  Welcome to this very helpful & supportive community. I'm very sorry to read about all of your problems, & your husband's, & losing your Mum on top of all that; it must seem overwhelming.
    There are many here who can relate to Fibromyalgia, & also arthritis, & altho' we might not have the combination of the problems you've had somewhat recently, I hope you'll find this community enormously supportive, & there's usually someone here to offer support, & chat with; & it does definitely help to do so.
    I will also ask my friend @thespiceman to offer his advice on anxiety & depression, as he not only understands about these problems, but also has some great resources.
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Glaves     Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and thank you for sharing.

    Thank you for my friend for mentioning me.

    Please I am one of the team of community champions.

    I have mental health issues my self. Advise, support offer guidance to members  this website. Have a wealth of knowledge and expertise, experiences.

    Had addiction now clean but mental health remains.

    Please I am sorry to hear what your experiencing right now.

    I used these three mental health charities.




    All offer floating support. Advice on benefits, mental health and well being and anything else. You can self refer or speak to your GP.

    Might not be in all areas.


    Helpline  020 3781 7120

    Useful, informative information on your condition.

    Please can I suggest the following also.


    Helpline  0808 808 1677

    Bereavement charity does not matter how long you lose a loved one always there , know this myself  with former friends losing the struggle and pain. Always there every day. no matter each day.

    Speak to your local council has a service under Community health called Wellbeing service useful, helpful around your fibromyalgia.

    Please if I can help with anything please ask me, happy to be supportive, offer compassion and empathy your not alone. 

    Pleasure to help you please keep safe, warm in touch.

    Please take care.


    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Glaves

    Welcome & Happy Xmas ☃️☃️☃️

    I am one off the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    We are all here to “Help/Support/Advice” 
    any new members.

    Yes I am in the same “Boat/Ship” as you.

    Please please let me know if you need a “Shoulder” to “Help”

  • Glaves
    Glaves Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Wow! And thank you  to both of you .The information you've given me has signposted me in the right direction I hope.I feel almost relieved to hear I'm not alone in all this.I will be looking into the sights you've mentioned and hopefully will get some guidance.Once again Thankyou to you both .Will keep you updated on how I get on.Sam Glaves.
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Glaves

    Welcome it’s great to meet you this morning.
    I can see that you have had some great info from both: @poppy123456


    I am very happy to offer you both my help/assistance if required???????



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