How to support someone with Fibromyalgia

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Hello, my mum was diagnosed last year with Fibromyalgia after a 5 year wait.

How can I support her? She's also blind, has diabetes as well 

Beginning of the discussion - 13/07/2016

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My daughter , 32 , was diagnosed last year following a car accident She has a brilliant partner and a active 4 year old who through circumstances is very independent but she struggles .We just make sure we are there for her,giving her moral support , having the little one on a Thursday morning and any practical help or advice she needs 

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glad she has someone to help her

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Have you any of the following near you .Blind Association , dementia ,memory cafe , singing for the mind ,a Carers support , or diabetic groups who can support you or just give advice . Don't be afraid to ask for help or advice  and with social services be persistent. I know all the above have support groups but don't know about fibromyalgia but again see if they have a support group . I have found just being able to talk to someone in a similar situation helps Just remember to look after yourself and have Me Time .Hope this is some help 

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my mum is part of a blind group

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Can you get any help from them .All too often carers struggle on thinking there is no help available until it is to late and they become ill themselves

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Not able to for fibro but she's hopefully getting a guide dog

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Well that should give her a bit of independence which should help.

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I am part of a small support group, that meet for a coffee, about once a week. Usually only five of us, we rarely talk about fibro, more giggles and laugh, but if someone is low, we find the support brilliant.

i am 70, the groups youngest is late thirties - quite a motley, but close group

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Where is it whynotme? My mum maybe interested if it's local to us and hopefully Janet

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