Hi, MamaLees, and welcome! Many with fibro are deficient in certain vitamins and nutrients. These deficiencies can contribute to pain and fatigue. I take malic acid/magnesium supplements and they help with pain and fatigue. They don't help everyone but many have had good results.
Also, many fibromites are deficient in vitamin D. I live in Florida but am still deficient in vitamin D. Who would have "thunk"? I'm presently taking 3,500 IU of D3 a day to get me in the normal range. Vitamin D deficiency can cause some pain and fatigue.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There you will find links to good info about fibromyalgia, including a link all about the malic acid/magnesium supplements.
I hope you are keeping moving. If you sit or lay too much, you will be stiff as a board. There are some good stretching exercises in the Fibro 101 thread. Those really do help. Walking is a good exercise, too, along with water exercise if you have access to a pool.
I'm so glad you found us and joined in. Read back posts and ask questions. We are here to help you. I hope to hear more from you soon.
Thank you Sherrine and Gail! I have a dr appt in 3 weeks. I will have him do bloodwork to check my vitamin levels. I am lactose intolerant so I probably need vitamin D. I have taken aquatic therapy classes for fibro. They felt great but I over did it. I do have a swimming pool so I'm just waiting on the water to heat up and I'll be in it every nite :O) Can't wait!! I know what you mean about laying around too much! That makes me worse. I tend to over do it when I clean and then I feel it for days. I have to really work on finding a middle ground (lol) I'm looking forward to going through the files here and learning anything new I can. I think I will tell my dr that I don't want a long acting opiod. I am going to ask for a stronger short acting one though. Also I will ask him about increasing the mgs on my nortriptyline. Well that's all for now, just wanted to thank you for you reply!