Hi cookie and welcome. We of course are not doctors on here and can't give a dx but what you describe sounds like it could be fibro. Usually if one side hurts so does the other but one side can be worse than the other. I'm sorry you don't have health ins.
Read the fibro 101 thread, second on first page, it contains lots of great info and a list of symptoms and what else could it be. We have others on here that do not have a dx but all is welcome.
Many use moist heat on areas that hurt. You can buy bed buddies that you put in the microwave or make your own by filling a long tube sock with uncooked rice and tie the end and put it in the microwave for a few minutes. For me any kind of heat helps moist or dry.
Read, ask questions and we are here to help you.
luv and hugs
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