Hi Lulu, it is nice to meet you & I hope you can find some relief here & answers to your questions. I remember when I was first dx'd in 2004 & how scared & confused I was. Yes, all your feelings are normal for what you are dealing with. This illness will affect you in many different ways & right now you are scared & unsure. Please come to this forum & ask questions, all you need to ask, read all you can on the subject of Fibro. Check out the Fibro 101 thread, the second one down, there is an immense amount of info there. Also, while you are in that thread read the "spoon theory". It will help alot with pacing & understanding the need to pace yourself. We all take different meds & are using different types of therapy. If the Physical Therapy is helping then by all means keep going, if you are using all your energy at therapy & have none left for other things or if it puts you into a flare then talk it over with your Doctor, therapy may not be for you. We have all had to travel the road of finding what works for each of us. For me, I use Ibuprofen 600 every 5 or 6 hours & Tylenol for pain, I use alot of supplements like B complex, B12, & Vit D3. I use Melatonin for sleep along with a muscle relaxer. Many have found great relief with Malic Acid & Magnesium.
I hope you find your answers & like I said never feel shy about asking questions, we have all been there & have all had to deal with learning about this DD. The emotional part is as important to address as the physical. You will mourn your old life but be aware you will have a new life & it can be very enjoyable, just different.
Welcome to the forum & many soft hugs, Denise
I have: Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11