Hi, Pam, and welcome to the fibromyalgia forum! I'm so glad you did find us! We do have a wonderful group of people that love to help one another and we really do care about each other, too. I know you will like it here!
I sure sounds like you are doing everything right! You are not letting fibro and the pain get the better of you. You are working around it and that's wonderful. You can still do a lot of what you used to but be sure to pace yourself and you will do fine.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There are links to good information about fibromyalgia there and you can learn a lot.
I see you already take vitamin D and so do I. I also take malic acid/magnesium supplements and they have helped me with pain and fatigue. There is a link about them in the Fibro 101 thread if you are interested.
Now that you aren't working so much, be sure to keep moving. If you sit or lay too long, you will be stiff as a board. Gentle exercises and stretches are good for fibro and do help with the pain, too. I walk and swim for my exercises. There are some good stretching exercises in Fibro 101, too. They are done sitting down and they really do help.
I'm glad you found HealingWell and I'm looking forward to getting to know you. I hope to hear more from you soon.
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 2/1/2010 3:11:37 PM (GMT-7)