Hi, Mogli, and welcome! We all are pretty stiff in the morning and any time we sit too long. With fibro it is important to move or the muscles stiffen right up on you.
Check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the first page of the forum. There are links to some good information. One, called Great Stretching Exercises, really helps and they are done sitting down. So, if you have a desk job, these are especially helpful. There is also a list of symptoms of fibro in the Fibro 101 thread. You may "see" yourself there.
I take a supplement of malic acid and magnesium that has helped me a lot. I will bump up the thread about it so you can read up on it. Be sure to check it out with your doctor and pharmacist first. My doctor thought I was wasting my time and money but said it wouldn't hurt me so I tried it and I am so glad I did. I also take ibuprofen and Tylenol to help control the pain. This is all I take as far as medication.
Try hot showers, rice bags, light massage therapy, etc. These seem to help. Moist heat is very helpful.
Let us know how your doctor's appointment goes! Hope to hear more from you soon.
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