Hello, I’m new on here!

Roses Member Posts: 3


My name is Nina, I was diagnosed with arthritis and fibromyalgia 7 years ago when I was 46. I had to give up work 2 years ago & I’m interested in making new friends, especially with people suffering with arthritis &/or fibromyalgia. who understand the struggles & challenges it imposes on life.

Many thanks

Nina (Roses)


  • chrisb
    chrisb Moderator Posts: 287

    Hi @Roses  (Nina)

    Welcome to the Versus Arthritis forum. 

    I see that you have suffered from arthritis and fibromyalgia for some years and that your primary reason for joining the forum is to chat with people who also have these conditions and understand the challenges this presents. 

    The forum is a very friendly and helpful place so I’m sure that you will make many new friends. 

    Perhaps a good place for you to start would be here:

    I appreciate that you have joined the forum to meet others in a similar position to your own but you may also find some of the articles here of interest:

    Please do join in as many chats as you feel appropriate and I hope you find the forum beneficial. 

    Best Wishes

    ChrisB (Moderator)

  • Roses
    Roses Member Posts: 3

    Hello Chris B,

    Thank you very much for your warm welcome!

    for your kind words and useful information.

    very much appreciated!

    kindest regards,


  • DebbieL
    DebbieL Member Posts: 7

    Hi Roses. I work 3 days a week as working 5 days a week sitting in one position had me taking painkillers thro the day and wanting to cry on the drive home from work. The specialist physio gave me confidence to do some exercise and to be sensible but to push myself a bit. I do ballet and stretch classes that I think help me. Working 3 days is manageable . I have osteoarthritis in L5 S1 , post hepatic neuralgia and a tilted pelvis but I have already found I can do more than I thought I could. But some days are bad, but hopefully the next day is better🤞