Hi, Dober, and welcome! I"m so glad you found us and joined in. We have a great group of people that love to help one another and we really do care about each other, too.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There are links to good information about fibromyalgia, including a list of symptoms. There are 59 on that list and I have 27 of them. But, I have still had a full and enjoyable life with fibro! There is also a link to good stretching exercises that really do help.
Almost everyone has stiffness, especially in the morning, pain and fatigue. Many have the pain in their shoulders, neck and back. That's where mine is. We have the fibro fog too. That's a lot of fun! LOL Keep a good sense of humor and that will get you through the fog.
I use ibuprofen with food and extra strength Tylenol for pain. I use malic acid/magnesium supplements for pain and fatigue. Many with fibro are deficient in these nutrients. I also am deficient in vitamin D and so are a lot of other fibromites. I live in Florida and never thought I'd have that problem. Vitamin D deficiency can also add to pain and fatigue. I'm currently taking 3,500 IU of vitamin D3 to try to get me in the normal range.
You will find info about malic acid/magnesium supplements and how they work in your body in the Fibro 101 thread. It might be worth asking your doctor about these thing...and also the vitamin D.
Meanwhile, read back posts because there is a world of info in them and ask questions. We are here to help you. I'm glad you are here and hope to hear more from you soon.
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