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'I Couldn't Hold A Pen' Mum Reveals Fibromyalgia Battle – Same Illness As Kirsty Young

Friday 14 September 2018


From UK newspaper the Daily Express:


Claire Allan
Claire Allan says she is determined to lead
a full life despite having fibromyalgia.
(Photo: Claire Allan)

'I couldn't hold a pen' Mum reveals fibromyalgia battle – same illness as Kirsty Young

By Claire Allan
September 11, 2018
Copyright ©2018 Express Newspapers. "Daily Express" is a registered trademark. All rights reserved.

WHEN I read recently that BBC broadcaster Kirsty Young has been forced to take a break from Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs because she has a form of fibromyalgia I felt huge sympathy for her. I know just how debilitating this illness can be because I’ve suffered from it myself. I had started 2016 on a health high.

In 2015 I had managed to lose more than 3st 5lb and had overcome a health scare when I developed sepsis after a hysterectomy.

I was feeling really positive and determined, as my 40th birthday loomed, that I would be going into a new decade in a positive place.

In February, I started to notice that my hands were aching and I felt generally unwell. Not terribly sick but enough that it started to nag at me.

It felt as if I was getting flu but the flu never came.

The pain in my hands got worse, at times they felt very stiff.

Then the pain started to spread.


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