New to here... Hello!

Hi everyone, I’ve had chronic pain in my knees and back since early teens. I never really noticed the fatigue until the last 5 or so years.
I got a diagnosis of depression after a few traumatic(ish) events and the fibro one followed.
I’m still struggling to believe it’s what I have but the symptoms are starting to remind me.
Anyways, gentle hugs and love to you all

Sonja xx

Hi Sonja . Just stopping by to say hello to you and send you some

Hi Sonja and welcome! I am sorry that you have it and have to be here.

Yep, it really is one of those things that you struggle to sccept. I think for one thing it is because so many of us were taught that it wasn't a real illness. Errrr, YAH, it is! And the other part of that is that it's so hard to believe that something you can't see can mess you up so much!

It's so nice of you to send love to us when you're the new person here! That was very pleasant! I think we are all kind of on this journey together, despite living so far and not even really knowing each other. It really is nice to know that we are out there, individually and collectively, when we come together here. I am having a hard time putting the right words to my thoughts today but I wanted to share the above with you and all of our other newbies here. You are not alone!!!!



Thanks Suzie, I really appreciate the hugs!

Hi Petunia, I think sometimes it’s easier to talk through places like this. Definitely when you’re having a flare day!
All our experiences, good and bad, will be different. I have found it’s best to insert some c

Comedy into my day.
For example, I’m quite clumsy so I have decided I just do “random gravity checks” for other people haha.

I hope your day is going well xx

Hello! Welcome to these forums. You'll find people who understand what you're going through here.

Hello Sonja!

Welcome to this group! So glad that you joined! I hope to get to know you better and that you make many new friends here on this forum. Just want you to know that you are not alone and if you ever need someone to talk to, I am here for you! Gentle hugs to you! :-)

Thank you very much!