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Hi, my name is Margaret

Heard Member Posts: 2 Listener
Morning I have diabetes, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, diabetes nerve damage, I am in constant pain pain killers don't do much for me but it's getting people to understand what I am going threw that's the worst 


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,509 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community Feel free to join in or ask any questions 

    I am diabetic too also an amputee and visually impaired 

    We all have varying conditions here and support each other 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,478 Disability Gamechanger
    Good afternoon @Heard - & welcome to this friendly & supportive community from me too. Have you thought about discussing your pain medication further with your GP, or see if they could refer you to a pain clinic? I certainly understand about chronic daily pain, & it's taken me time to find pain medication that's the most helpful in dampening it down a bit with my GP's support.
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
    Hello @heard and a warm welcome from me too - how is your Sunday going?

    Chronic pain can be horrendous to live with, I'm so sorry you're going through this.  I do wonder, like @chiarieds mentioned, if speaking with your doctor some more and exploring a referral to a pain clinic might help?  What do you think to that?

    We have a 'Dealing with chronic pain' category where members share their stories and experiences that you might find handy to read.  And I saw you mentioned that it's getting people to understand that's the worst  :( - this is something we're talking about on this 'How do you find life with an invisible impairment?' thread.  Feel free to join in if you wish.

    I hope you are having a relaxing weekend.  Please ask away with any questions you might have and take care.
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  • Heard
    Heard Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi there yes I have spoken to my doctor and yes he did refer me to pain clinic I had a letter to ring them which I did and they told me that they were not seeing anybody at mo while this vivid is still about when it's gone they will contact me it's a laugh really 


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