Recent content by Lou38

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    Hi Elsie I’m just seeing this post and just wanted to say you’re definitely not alone. I’m struggling big time just now, my mood is really low and I feel so alone with this horrible illness. I’m trying so hard to be positive but failing miserably at the moment. Sorry I wasn’t trying to make...
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    Fibro affecting my marriage

    It’s devastating when you get your formal diagnosis but a relief at the same time when you know there’s actually a reason for the hell you’re going through and it’s not in your head like you’ve started to believe. Sorry your husband is being like that just now, I hope you both turn a corner...
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    CBD oil

    With CBD oil you start on a light dose & build it up slowly until you reach the optimum dose for you. You can also buy CBD gummies if you find you can’t take the oil, they’re just like jelly sweets but cost more than the oil or you can make your own which is quite easy to do. When I first...
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    Does anyone else have sensitivity to the loud noise and bright lights from fireworks? My daughter was performing yesterday at a fairly big festival with the band she’s in at school and we were all given the opportunity to stay on for the fireworks display after. I was really reluctant because...
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    How do i cope whith fibro and the menopause

    I’m sorry I can’t advise, I just wanted you to know you’re not alone and hopefully someone in a similar position may be able to offer some advice. I’ve just turned 40 so not quite at that stage but I’m sure it won’t be long until I’m in the same boat. Our fibro body’s really don’t cope well with...
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    feeling hopeless

    Sorry you’re feeling hopeless, it’s a fairly regular occurrence with fibro ☹️ It messes with your emotions every day and you never know how you’re going to be feeling from one minute to the next. I’ve been up and down so many times I’ve lost count so you are definitely not alone. I had to trail...
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    CBD oil

    The trick with CBD is to start on a low dose & build it up slowly. I’m not sure what 5mls would be, normally the bottle comes with a dropper or a spray and you start with one drop/spray three times a day and increase it by one drop each week up to a maximum of 5 drops 3 times a day. If no...
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    pre-arthritic at 26

    Hiya I’m in a similar position to you. I’ve just turned 40 & have osteoarthritis in most of my joints, the worst pain being in my knees & feet usually. I can’t kneel or crouch, getting in & out of the bath is a nightmare! I attended an osteoarthritis knee physio class at the start of the year &...
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    Do you work? What do you do?

    Cleaning will be really hard work, I can imagine how you’re struggling with it a bit. My job does involve lifting heavy case notes and prolonged periods of sitting however I try to alternate what I’m doing when I can & try to move about a bit during the day to stop my joints from stiffening up.
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    Fibro affecting my marriage

    I think every one of us on here could say that our partners have struggled to cope with our fibro. It’s so difficult for them to understand & really frustrating a lot of the time. My husband struggled for a long time to the point that we almost separated after 22 years together & being married...
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    Do you work? What do you do?

    Hiya. I work as a medical secretary & do 30 hours a week. I usually manage alright unless I’m having a bad flare but I haven’t had one since starting CBD. I still have some pain & fatigue but nowhere near as bad. What do you do for work?
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    CBD oil

    Just a wee update. I’ve noticed a huge difference with the CBD & have come off all meds except Amitriptyline but I’m hoping to wean myself off this too soon. My fog is far less since stopping the Gabapentin & my speech is much improved. The pain is much more manageable & I’m able to walk 2-4...
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    CBD oil

    Sorry diamond, I’ve not been on the forum for ages. I started with the CBD green which is the second strongest. There is a CBD light and CBD gold which are the same strength but the gold contains turmeric which is a natural anti-inflammatory. I take the green twice a day and the gold at bedtime...
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    Unfortunately I think it’s a combination of OA and fibro with my knees. I’ve had x-rays & 2 MRI’s which is when the OA was diagnosed. One of the tips I was given by the Physio was to try a magnesium oil spray, you spray it directly on to the affected joints, just one or two to begin with then...
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    CBD oil

    i still feel as tired but have more energy when I’m active, I know that doesn’t make sense though lol. I’m starting one of the other CBD oils tonight to help with sleeping in the hope that I can take this instead of the Amitriptyline at night. I’ve had no side effects so far and I’m definitely...