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Hi, my name is hales9876!

hales9876hales9876 Member Posts: 4 Listener
I'm struggling with back pain  fibro  migraines anxiety and stumbled across this group  x

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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,452 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @hales9876 and welcome to our online community  :)

    I hope you managed to get a good nights sleep and aren't in in too much pain today.  Are you getting much support for your conditions from your GP or a medical team?

    We have lots of different discussion groups that I think you'd enjoy, such as our Invisible impairments group where people discuss similar conditions that can't be 'seen', and share coping strategies.  If you fancy a bit of company and some light-hearted chat, our virtual coffee lounge is a lovely place to visit too.  

    Please let us know if you have any questions, and in the mean-time I hope to speak to you soon.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,227 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome from me too glad you have joined and hope to see you around 
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,312 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @hales9876 - & welcome to this friendly community. I'm pleased you found us & joined, as we have many members with back pain (myself included), fibro etc. so you're in good company. :)
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,013 Pioneering
    Hello @hales9876

    Welcome to the community, glad you've joined us :) 

    What support are you currently receiving for the things you mention there? Have you discussed things through with your GP?
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  • hales9876hales9876 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi a, I thought I posted  earlier but can't see it.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,312 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @hales9876 - I've done this several times before. Either reply to this post to reply further, or click on 'New discussion' towards the top of this page to say more. :)
  • hales9876hales9876 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I've had 21 years  of pain. I feel its not been very fair. Half my life. Doctors  think I'm depressed  lol. No. I'm anxious  all the time.  How is everyone else. I'm know others suffer more than I do x
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,312 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @hales9876 - chronic pain is absolutely exhausting, I know. What you're living with is no less or more than somebody else....it all hurts. Many people have anxiety/depression either on its own, or because of pain, or a disability. Anxiety all the time must be awful.
    Scope has made a recent post that I feel may help at this very difficult time with the combination of our health issues & another lockdown. Please see: https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/75929/coping-with-stress-low-mood-and-isolation-a-support-thread#latest  Please scroll up to the top.
    Please have a look at the links in the above post to see if they may help a little. Meanwhile please do talk here at any time about absolutely anything. My best wishes. :)

  • hales9876hales9876 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I will have a read of that now  thank you. I feel grateful im here living each day in pain  rather  than not living at all. Thanks for reaching out x
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,312 Disability Gamechanger
    You're very welcome @hales9876 - I hope to see you around the community too.....do try our 'virtual' Coffee lounge,' there's a link to it, & 'Recent discussions' at the top of this page. :)
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