At last been diagnosed


Good morning everyone hope everyone is coping in these strange times.

At last saw a rheumatologist yesterday after a very long long wait been examined n diagnosed with oestoatheritis and fibromyalgia. Suddenly everything is clicking into place. The constant pain in muscles n joints and feeling exhausted . Knees neck n hands worse. Actually kicked me up the bum as I need to gentle stretch n exercises n definitely be kinder and more gentle with myself. I'm sure many of you can relate to this. Back to pain management and carry on . Feel relieved in a way to be diagnosed now to learn how to cope with everyday life and stresses.any advice from fellow sufferers greatly appreciated Stay safe tracie xx


  • Poppyjane
    Poppyjane Moderator Posts: 770

    Hi @Tracie

    I would agree with you that having a diagnosis helps everything click into place.

    As you say back to pain management and learning how to cope with the stresses of everyday life . I see that you have posted a number of times before but wondered if you had come across the Let's Move with Leon area

    I have found his easy to follow instructions and his caring attitude towards his mum who does the exercises alongside him very helpful I hope you do .

    Let us know how you get on

    Take care


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  • Tracie
    Tracie Member Posts: 57

    Thank you poppyjane I will def have a look .I really want to do more exercise s but not over do it . I haven't seen lean programe before .

    Have a nice day


  • Tracie
    Tracie Member Posts: 57

    Hi poppy jane

    Hope your keeping safe.

    Well I am so pleased you recommend ed leon signed up and I am doing most exercises in the videos some are painful so I skip them But leon is very good explains everything lv his mum 🥰 think videos really help

    Kind regards

    Tracie x