Hi, Tilly, and welcome! I'm so sorry that you are going through this at such a young age. We do have quite a few young people on this forum, though. When they see your post, they probably will have some good advice for you.
You really need to see another doctor. If your doctor won't return your calls, that probably means he/she is in the "it's all in your head" crowd. You need a doctor that believes in this illness and will help you. Rheumatologists usually are a good bet. I use a board certified Internist.
Read the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There is a lot of good information in there and maybe you could print some of it out to share at your next doctor's appointment. Some of the links in the fibro 101 thread may also help your friends understand a little bit, too. It must be sooo difficult for you to have your friends ignore you like that. We adults get that too, but at your age friends are so important. You know, you will discover many new friendships here on this forum AND we really do understand how you feel!
I take ibuprofen, Tylenol, and malic acid/magnesium supplements for my pain and fatigue. There is a link in the Fibro 101 thread all about the malic acid and how it works in the body. Maybe have your parents read that and see what they think about you taking any of this. None of what I take is a prescription.
Try hot showers and moist heat. Walgreens, and other places, sell something called a Bed Buddy. It is filled with beans and you heat it in the microwave and it gives off moist heat for quite a while. You can also make a bag and fill it with long grained rice and it does the same thing. The easiest way is to take a tube sock, fill it 2/3 - 3/4 full of long grained rice and then tie a knot in it. This can be heated in the microwave and it gives off moist heat. Do not moisten it, though. The moisture is already in the dry rice...kind of like popcorn!
You need to keep moving. The more you sit or lay the stiffer you will become. There is a saying that says if you don't use it, you'll lose it. That is so true! Walking is a wonderful exercise and you could do that. Also, on the Fibro 101 thread there is a link to stretching exercises that are done sitting down and they do help too. Stretching those muscles gently helps keep you flexible so please get up and get moving. That will help with your pain. I know it hurts, but you will feel better and have a less pain. I walk every morning before breakfast. Some days, when I head out the door, I don't know how I'm going to make it but, by the time I get back home, I have more energy and less pain and am able to face the day! Give it a try. Sitting and laying around definitely isn't the answer with fibromyalgia. Hopefully you will find that you will start feeling a little better and will be able to handle school again.
Read back posts and ask questions. We are here to help you. I'm so glad you joined us. We have a great group here that have good suggestions that will help you live a full and enjoyable life! Take care, keep posting, and I hope to hear more from you soon.
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