Hi, Lauren, and welcome to the fibromyalgia forum. I'm glad you joined us. I know personally that I wouldn't do anything that caused me that much pain. It can put you in a flare and that can last quite awhile. Hopefully this hasn't happened.
Moist heat is wonderful for fibro pain. A hot shower is great. Get a rice bag that you can heat in the microwave. This will give off moist heat, too.
Check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There are links in there to good info about fibromyalgia. One of the links is to Great Stretching Exercises. These are very gentle and are done sitting down. They really help and feel good, too. With fibromyalgia, you want gentle stretching and gentle exercises...low impact. I find that walking is the very best, along with water exercise. Walking is good for the lower back, also.
I take ibuprofen (with food) and Tylenol for pain. I also take the malic acid/magnesium supplements.
I do hope these suggestions help. Lower back pain is miserable. Don't worry about ranting. We all do that. Fibromyalgia is a very frustrating health issue. Ask lots of questions. We have some wonderful people here that have good ideas that can help you. I hope to hear more from you soon.
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