Hi, Eyesoffire, and welcome to the fibromyalgia forum! I'm so glad you joined us! You have gotten some good information from Chutz and Kythe. I fully agree with Chutz...RELAX! I, too, have Crohn's disease and I ended up with an ileostomy...which, by the way, was a wonderful decision! Anyway, the pain is probably from fibromyalgia and you will find something that will help with your pain and fatigue. I take ibuprofen (with food) and Tylenol for the pain. I do not have small intestine involvement...at least not much...so I do take the ibuprofen. You should definitely ask your gasto about that first, though.
I also take malic acid/magnesium supplements and that helps with pain and fatigue. With fibro, as well as Crohn's, we seem to have vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. For us, with Crohn's, we have absorption problems. My doctor has me taking folic acid to help with absorption. I also take vitamin D, calcium with D, and iron supplements. See if your doctor would do blood work to see if you have any vitamin deficiencies. Meanwhile, I just bumped up the thread all about malic acid/magnesium supplements. It has links that explain how it works in the body and there is even a link to a double blind study about it. My doctor thought I was crazy for wasting my money but he said it wouldn't hurt me. He was wrong! The supplements really do help! You might want to ask your doctor about this and if they are hesitant, ask if it could hurt you to try. Many MD's frown on supplements.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There is a lot of good info about fibromyalgia, along with a list of symptoms. This may help you too.
Meanwhile, I'm glad you are here. Try to relax. We have wonderful people that have great ideas on how to live a full and enjoyable life with fibromyalgia. Hope to hear more from you soon!
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