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From the age of 8 i suffered with leg and back pain got very tired this resulted in a lot of time off of school. The doctors and hospital did not know what was wrong with me then one day the pain stopped and i felt fine. I used to get odd aches and pains in my joints and sometimes i found every day things a bit more demanding but i carried on, even when i had vertigo which i have now had for ten years and it is now at its worse. Then christmas 2004 i wasn't very well just didnt feel myself glands were up i was being sick and very tired, every day was an effort. Then May 6th 2005, 5 days before my 32nd birthday i was working at iceland store stacking shelves. As my shift went on i was feeling worse the pain was getting unbarable and i was very stiff. I got home and stayed in bed for 4 days with the pain. My doctors were telling me arthritis every week and giving me pain killers which were too strong for me they made me feel like a zombie but the pain was still there and i was still as stiff i couldn't even turn my head. I asked to be referred which they sent me to a rheumatoligist where i was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I am now waiting for a pain management therapy i have been told that is all they can do. I have changed my own doctor as when i went back to him he refussed me a sick certificate for work and told me you are alright you only have muscle pain go to work. I have seen a councilor who seemed to know how i was feeling but was more interested in me going back to work. I loved my job and i loved the people i work with but i can not even imagine going back to work yet as some days i can just about lift a cup where my wrists give way and are very painful and weak as well as the rest of my body. I have not had a good nights sleep since january 2004. My vertigo gets so bad i have days in bed. If i stand too long my legs feel like they are not my own and they want to give way. i get very confussed,forgetful, i have migrains. numbness, tingling all over, pins and needles, cant be touched sometimes, ibs, bladder pain, irratable and depressed, i gat panic attacks chest pain, muscle spasms, i get shakey. I also get boils and rashes on my body, my lips and tongue tingle if i eat certain foods and my pain is constant somedays i can not even wake up and i get a feeling of sheer exhaustion. Some days i get worn out just having a visitor at my home so how can i go back to work. Not just that i am scared to go back to work and i get bad panic attacks just thinking about it even when i have a good day i feel i wont be doing my job to the standards they want i don't want to let people down. I do feel quite alone and the doctors don't really understand what this illness is like they know its real but they are not listening.
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