Hi, and welcome! You sound just like me! I only have one hip that hurts...a nagging pain...and it's hard to get comfortable to sleep. It doesn't bother me during the day. My back hurts all of the time. I have been getting ready for a garage sale this weekend (that's why I haven't been around) and I now feel like someone beat me with a tire iron and by 8 PM I can hardly put one foot in front of the other. I imagine that sounds familiar.
In Fibro 101 there is a list of symptoms. Why don't you print them out and highlight each one that pertains to you. Also in Fibro 101 you will find a journal and also pain charts. Keep a journal and show your pain during the day. Then, take all of these to the doctor. They will better understand what you are truly going through. If they don't, you need another doctor!
Your doctor will probably run a lot of tests to rule out other illnesses that have the same symptoms as fibro. Then you will most likely be given the diagnosis. We have all gone through that.
I use ibuprofen with food, extra strength Tylenol, malic acid/magnesium supplements, and extra vitamin D3 to help with my pain and fatigue. This combination has helped my keep in control of the pain of fibro.
I'm so glad you found us and joined in! Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. I hope to hear more from you soon.
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