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Hello from Lancashire
New member here. I was retired on Ill Health Grounds in June this year. I had a formal diagnoses of ME/CFS by my GP back in 2018 but have been suffering with the various symptoms for the past 2-3 years. My symptoms have deteriorated to the point I no longer feel safe or confident to drive. I have balance issues so rarely leave the house alone. Some days I am more or less bed-bound with fatigue and pain. It's a very misunderstood and lonely illness. I have had trouble getting some doctors to understand and struggled to get NHS treatment or support in my area. Friends and family have stopped calling or ringing. I feel quite isolated. I was always busy, visiting people, exploring places, shopping and working shift work. I went walking and enjoyed upcycling, cleaning my house and doing the garden. Now, if I manage to wash the dishes its a good day. I have joined the forum for friendship, advice and support