Really looking for help and advice

LittleSuzi_1 Member Posts: 3
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:10 in Living with arthritis

After yet another sleepless night I was going through my phone looking for help sites and this one stood out. I have had chronic pain for over 8 years. First diagnosed with Fibromyalgia but after blood tests it was found I had Primary Hyperparathyroidism and Osteophrosis. I have had various areas of arthritis for a number of years but this has got worse. 5 weeks ago I had a nasty fall and turned and fractured my foot. I wore a boot for 5 weeks which came off last week. I had a call from the consultant at the hospital telling me that they had difficulty finding the fracture because of the severe Osteoarthritis in my foot. Since my fall my whole body is aching so badly. Looking forward to reading your posts and any advice. Take care


  • Poppyjane
    Poppyjane Moderator Posts: 671

    Hello @LittleSuzi_1 welcome to the online community

    We are a friendly group here to offer you peer support which includes information and lots of input from members whose lives are affected by living with arthritis. I am glad the help site stood out for you and hope that we can provide the help and advice that you are looking for.

    You have been struggling with chronic pain for over eight years and your condition has been aggravated by a nasty fall which resulted recently in a broken foot. Since then your whole body has ached and among other things you are finding it difficult to sleep at night.

    I attach some links which I hope you will find useful

    With thanks to @Heatherbee for her way with words.

    Now you have found us we hope that you will join in with our discussions and activities, there are numbers of different sections to look at maybe start with the "Living with arthritis" section.

    We look forward to hearing from you again soon.

    Best wishes


    If it would be helpful to talk to someone ring the Helpline 0800 5200 520

    Monday - Friday 9.00a.m. - 6.00p.m.

  • Thank you for your welcome and I am looking forward to reading what everyone has to say and all the advice on the site. I am also on Primary Hyperparathyroid site and they have been so supportive and I'm sure it will be the same here. X

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,600

    Hi and welcome from me too. I've had RA and OA for many years. New knees and hips. And I can tell tou that the top link Mod@Poppyjane gave you is really useful. So much is about what we do for ourselves and exercise is vital. , Good luck with it all. We're here to support you.

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