Dealing with chronic pain
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I have osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Can anyone else relate to my experience?

colcslewcolcslew Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited November 2020 in Dealing with chronic pain
hello everyone.
i have suffered with chronic pain since about 10 years of age,doctor kept saying it was growing pains in my legs.
I have osteoarthritis and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2017.
i am in constant pain everywhere ,constant spasms in my back as well .
This condition has slowly taken over my life where i have now had to stop working because of everything that comes with this awful condition.
The pain medication helps but you have no choice but to try and get on with things as best you can.


  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 3,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community @colcslew :) This is the post I made for you.

    I'm sorry to hear that you're in a lot of pain. We have other members who live with osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia, so hopefully they'll find your post and be able to to offer you some advice and support.
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,373 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @colcslew.

    Sorry to hear about your struggles, I'm sure there will be others on the community who know how you feel.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,254 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community, we do have sections that cover pain and also other conditions if you look through the site you may find others to connect with.

    But beside that you can join in on any posts or start one yourself, I look forward to seeing you around
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