Hi, Sunflower, and welcome! The biggest problem about fibromyalgia is that the doctors don't know what is causing this. They keep searching and trying different medications, but we still don't know what causes it. That's why some doctors think it's all in your head! We all know that is far from the truth and, if these doctors ever came down with this illness, they's change their tune...FAST! A good doctor will run you through tests to rule out other illnesses that have the same symptoms before a diagnosis of fibro is given.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good information about fibro, including What Else Could It Be and also Dr.'s Respond to New York Times Article. This is very good and gives validity to this illness.
I take ibuprofen with food, extra strength Tylenol, malic acid/magnesium supplements, and Vitamin D3 for my fibromyalgia. There are links in the Fibro 101 all about malic acid/magnesium supplements and how they work in your body and also a link all about vitamin D deficiency. Many with fibro are deficient in these vitamins and nutrients.
As far as using this forum, you can ask questions, vent, etc. HealingWell also has forums for arthritis and Sjogren's. Look for our Forum Quick Jump on the right hand side above the post and you can go to those forums too. But, please don't post the same post on all the forums you visit. If you write a long post and you want others to read it, you can put a link to the original post. The Forum Rules can be found below the second blue bar at the top of the page.
I'm so glad that you found us and joined in. Don't hesitate to ask questions. We are here to help you. Hope to hear more from you soon.