Hi, Topsyturvy, and welcome! I use ibuprofen with food and extra strength Tylenol for pain and I also take malic acid/magnesium supplements for pain and fatigue. Many with fibro are deficient in these. Also, I take extra vitamin D. Many with fibro are deficient in this important vitamin, too, and that can cause pain and fatigue. I live in Florida and I STILL am deficient. I have to take 3,500 IU of D3 a day to keep in the low normal ranges. A blood test will tell you. This might be something to ask your doctor next time you see them.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro...including one all about malic acid/magnesium supplements. They don't work for everyone but many have gotten some relief.
Having an illness like fibro does cause depression and anxiety. I think we all have dealt with this. If you are having problems, we do have wonderful forums in both depression and anxiety on HealingWell. But, hopefully, we can help you learn how to cope with the pain and you will live a full and enjoyable life with fibro. A positive attitude and a good sense of humor really help....especially with fibro fog!
I'm so glad you found us and joined in. Don't hesitate to ask questions. We are here to help you. Hope to hear more from you soon.
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