Lexi, welcome to the fibromyalgia forum. I used to live in Cleveland and the Clinic is a terrific place.
Now about pain. I use ibuprofen and Tylenol for my pain and I also take malic acid/magnesium supplements. They have helped with the pain and the fatigue of fibro. I'll bump up the link about that and you can read all about it. There are links on that thread that explain how the malic acid and magnesium work in the body. They are not that expensive...at least where I get them. Check that out.
Also, check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There is a world if information in it that could help you.
Try hot showers, rice bags that you heat in the microwave, and gentle stretching exercises. There is a list of those on the Fibro 101 thread and they are done while sitting down. Keep moving. If you sit for long periods of time, you will be stiff as a board. Lastly, try to calm down. The stress will make the pain worse.
You definitely cannot go to a doctor and ask for pain medication. That sets off red flags for them. When you do see a doctor, explain your pain and how it is affecting the way you live. Maybe keep a daily journal of your pain and take that with you, too. Let THEM make the decision about the stronger medications.
Let us know how things go. We do care. Hope to hear more from you soon.
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