Hi Lynniecat, and welcome! I'm glad you found us and joined our family! Does your doctor believe in fibromyalgia or does he/she think it's all in your head? You definitely need a doctor that believes in this illness and is willing to help you. I see a board certified Internist for my fibro but many here see a rheumatologist.
Your doctor should run you through testing to rule out other illnesses that have many of the same symptoms as fibro. These illnesses can be helped. There is a link in Fibro 101 called What Else Could It Be? You will see what needs to be ruled out first.
I don't have all the tender points but I also take a lot of ibuprofen and Tylenol so that's probably why. I also use vitamin D3 and malic acid/magnesium supplements. These have helped me with pain and fatigue quite a bit.
Gentle exercise helps a great deal, too. I walk and swim as my gentle exercise and always feel better, less pain and less fatigue after exercising. If you sit or lay too much, you will be stiff as a board with this illness.
We can't tell you if you have fibro. We are not doctors but you very well could have this illness. I hope you find a good doctor that will listen to you. In Fibro 101 there is a link to a daily journal and also links to pain charts to help explain the pain you feel when doing certain things. You might want to keep a log and take it with you to your doctor. That can really help them realize better what you are going through.
I'm happy you are here. Don't hesitate to ask question because we are here to help you. Let us know how things go. I hope to hear more from you soon.
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7