Hi, Realpain, and welcome! You have been given some good info. I hope you do read the Fibro 101 thread. It does have a lot of good information in there. There is a link to Doctors Respond to New York Times Article. Check that out and maybe print it out. Learned doctors tell all about fibro and you will see that it is not all in your head!
I use ibuprofen and Tylenol for my pain and I also use malic acid/magnesium for pain and fatigue. There is a link all about the malic acid in the Fibro 101 thread. Read about it and see what you think. They have helped me a lot but they don't work for everyone. They are pretty inexpensive, at least where I get them, so they might be worth a shot.
You do need to start moving. That's part of the reason you are getting so sore. If you sit and lay too much you will be stiff as a board. Yes, I know it hurts to move but you are not helping yourself one little bit. The more you move, the less the pain will become so that you can move even more. The stretching exercises in the Fibro 101 thread is a good start. Walking is a wonderful exercises and it doesn't cost a cent! I try to walk my dog every day for nearly a mile. I couldn't do that when I started out. I also have walking-on-place videos that I use, too.
You do need to pace yourself to get things done. You can't do them in the same time frame you used to before fibro. For example, I'm having Thanksgiving at my house this year. I started working on the house two weeks ago! Today I wiped down the patio furniture and hosed off the lanai and trimmed up some plants in the back yard. That's all I'll do today except cook dinner. So, you can get things done...eventually!
You do need to relax and face fibro head on. You are so stressed out about it so that just makes the pain worse and the anxiety worse, too. The headache that you are describing I think is from anxiety and stress. Do the muscles feel extremely tight from your neck, across the top of your head, and then to your forehead? If so, this is anxiety and stress. I had that yesterday and started massaging the back of my head from the base of my head to the middle of my head. When I found a tender spot I would work on that more and the pain did finally go away.
Read back posts, the Fibro 101 thread and ask questions. We will help you get control of your life back. I have had fibro for 21 years and have had a full and enjoyable life with it. Once you get control of the pain and learn how to handle stress you will do just fine. I'm so glad you joined us and we will help you. Hope to hear more from you soon.
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