Fibro and anxiety

DJNOTTS Member Posts: 1
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:10 in Living with arthritis

I'm a 39 year old male, suffering in pain all across the body from back of legs, shoulder, abdominal, chest, neck, lower flank, thighs, even heart - you name it, pain has been there.

I've just recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and I'm struggling with the pain and fatigue but more so health anxiety.

I'm finding it hard to believe that something that doesn't appear on blood tests, scans or data in some way can cause this amount of pain and fatigue.

It's only qualitative and feelings that can express this, therefore I'm suffering with health anxiety.

I just wish I could get concrete reassurance it's 100% Fibro and attempt to get my life back on track.

Any other sufferers having similar thoughts and how they managed the over thinking, pain and fatigue.


  • CarylW
    CarylW Moderator Posts: 233

    Hello @DJNOTTS

    I am glad you have found our supportive community and I hope you will get replies from people whose experience is similar to yours.

    I understand that you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and are struggling with anxiety about your heal as well as suffering with pain and fatigue. You may find this information on fibromyalgia and managing pain helpful:

    Please do keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on.

    Best wishes


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  • Sheri
    Sheri Member Posts: 3

    Hello DJNotts

    I certainly hear your suffering and I can only hope that your conditions improves over time.

    I have recently been diagnosed with arthritis of the knee which gradually spread to my hand and arm to which I was unable to lift/use due to experiencing excruciating pain but what worked for me was the food eliminated diet to which I removed processed food and started a gluten free diet.

    It was a difficult time because I really didn't know what to eat and lived on fruit and vegetables and water for many weeks until I decided I needed alternative support so I found a RA private coach online who supported me throughout my journey for 12 weeks. They made me realise the delicious and healthy foods that I could introduce to my new menu. The arthritis pain in my arm and hand have reduced significantly controlled by the food but my arthritic knees are still a work in progress but I am hopeful.