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Posted on 12/07/2016 15:58
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 - 13/07/2016How to support someone with Fibromyalgia https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/fibromyalgia/living-with-fibromyalgia/how-to-support-someone-with-fibromyalgia-1208
Posted on 13/07/2016 06:32
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
Posted on 13/07/2016 20:40
glad she has someone to help her
Posted on 14/07/2016 06:59
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
Posted on 15/07/2016 03:10
my mum is part of a blind group
Posted on 16/07/2016 18:45
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
Posted on 17/07/2016 04:08
Not able to for fibro but she's hopefully getting a guide dog
Posted on 18/07/2016 04:34
Well that should give her a bit of independence which should help.
Posted on 30/08/2016 21:20
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
Posted on 31/08/2016 16:11
Where is it whynotme? My mum maybe interested if it's local to us and hopefully Janet