Hi, Jacey, and welcome to the fibromyalgia forum! I'm so glad you joined us. We can probably learn a lot from you!
I, too, only take over-the-counter meds. I use ibuprofen and Tylenol for the pain. I also take malic acid/magnesium supplements and extra calcium so we are on the same page here! There is a thread all about the malic acid/magnesium supplements and also links to studies that have been done. I just started taking them in December and they have really helped me. I'll bump up that thread for you. But, malic acid/magnesium doesn't work for everyone. You just have to try it to see how your body reacts.
I'm glad that you can "get away" with just taking the over-the-counter stuff. I know I'm thankful, but fibro does affect people differently. Some really need the heavier duty stuff and my heart goes out to them. So, as I said, I'm very thankful.
Again, I'm glad you joined and I hope to hear more from you soon!
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