hi, i got diagnosed with fibromyalgia yesterday.
i already have OA,cervical & lumber spondylosis,& costochrondritis.
the new diagnosis does explain alot of things that i have suffered with unexplain for nearly 2 years.
i brought a Tens machine today(as suggested by consultant at pain clinic)
ive been advised to join a pilates course for gentle stretching exercising & buy a book on CBT.Then a horse shoe shaped pillow for my ear ache.
im not made of money,the book im wondering if i can get from the library,the Tens machine has cost me £40,now im expected to join a pilates class.
what im really asking is are the physiotherapy exercises that ive been doing not enough or do i really have to pay to join a class to do pilates. :?: im so tired all the time if i did join a class i cant guarentee that i can even go,plus my OH would have to take me & pick me up as i cant drive far.
im also concidering contacting social services to reassess me for more help at home,i need a decent mattress a chair that i can sit in comfy & get in & out off.
any advice i would be grateful for as im feeling a bit lost at the minute & dont know which way to turn for help.
thanks guys you all do a great job & i dont like asking for help.