Hi, Jori, and welcome! I'm so glad you found us! I see that you have been directed to the Fibro 101 thread. There are links to good info in there all about fibro.
The leg cramping could possibly be helped by getting more potassium or calcium in your body. Bananas, avocadoes, and tea are high in potassium. There are potassium supplements, too, but talk to your doctor first about taking them.
I was having cramping in my feet and my calves. This went on for several years. Then I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. Because of that, I was put on more calcium supplements...1,200 mg a day. I use Citracal because it is the easiest to be absorbed. Anyway, once I started taking the calcium, the cramping has stopped! I checked on line and saw that low calcium can cause muscle cramping! If you like milk, get drinking it! You just might feel better.
I also take the malic acid/magnesium supplements and they help with pain and fatigue. They have helped me a lot. There is a link all about them in the Fibro 101 thread. Read it and see what you think!
I use ibuprofen (with food) and Tylenol for my pain. Has your doctor suggested you try that first? It has helped quite a few people and you aren't taking those "high powered" meds.
There are many on this forum that have had babies. I'm not sure why your doctor told you that. My children were already born when I developed fibro but many have had children after fibro and the kids are fine. It's more challenging raising them but it can be done and it is being done!
Read posts, the Fibro 101 thread, and ask questions. We are here to help you. I'm looking forward to hearing more from you soon!
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