And welcome to the family! I'm sorry that you are having to live with fibro at such a young age. Most often it affects older women but one of our moderators, Jeannie, has had it since birth. Fibro shows no mercy when it comes to age.
As far as the medications go, it's always best to let your doctor suggest them...but I will qualify that statement a bit. You are a smart woman to realize that it's best to research medications before considering taking them. Most often when someone is diagnosed with fibro the doctor will offer some sort of medication to help with pain. Since the cause of fibro isn't known, there is not 'pill' that cures or stops the symptoms. But there are things you can try. These days most doctors are trying either Lyrica or Cymbalta. Here are links to those medications from the NIH. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a605045.html
for Lyrica and www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a604030.html
for Cymbalta(Duloxetine). Some people are helped by one of both of these medications and some aren't. Be warned that all medications have side effects. These two often have some strong effects that most likely will go away after a week or two. But ask your doctor what he thinks.
The reason I said it's always best to have your doc suggest your medications if when it comes to pain medications, especially opioid. Any time someone asks for specific medications, especially younger patients, it sends up red flags. Right or wrong it's just how it is. Unfortunately too many drug seekers and addicts make obtaining good pain relief very difficult some times. But there are some 'light weight' pain medications your doc may consider like Tramadol or even a therapeutic dose of Ibuprofen.
My suggestion would be to take each day as it comes, take good care of you, get plenty of sleep and the rest of your life will follow.
Feel free to ask questions any time or email if you'd like!
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