Hi, Lynn, and welcome! Yep, we've heard this all before. My pain centers in my back, shoulders and neck primarily and my right side is worse than my left most of the time. There is no rhyme or reason for what fibromyalgia does. I've had it 22 years and they called it fibrositis back then. Is that what your doctor called it? Just wondering. Thank God I didn't get the "it's all in your head" treatment!
I, too, take ibuprofen with food and also extra strength Tylenol for pain. I also take malic acid/magnesium supplements and they have helped me a lot. They don't work for everyone but you might try that since many with fibro are deficient in these nutrients.
I also have to take extra vitamin D3. I live in Florida and who would imagine I'd be deficient in vitamin D, but I am. I'm presently taking 3,500 IU of D3 a day. Many with fibro are deficient in this too so it might be worth checking into. It can cause pain and fatigue.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro, including a link all about malic acid/magnesium supplements and how they work in your body. There are some good stretching exercises in there too that really do help.
I'm so glad you found us and joined in! We have great members here that love to help one another and, as a bonus, we really do care about each other! I'm happy you are here and I hope to hear more from you soon.
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