Hi, Jane, and welcome! I'm glad you found us and joined in. The popping, crunching, and pain that feels like it's your joints could be the tendons and ligaments that fibro affects. If I make a fist and then open my hand, my fingers will freeze and then pop open. So, this could be fibro.
The back pain, chest, etc. is so much like most of us. It sure isn't fun. Be sure to read the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good information including a list of symptoms and information about malic acid/magnesium and how it works in your body. I take that and it does help. It would be something to talk to your doctor about.
You will learn how to pace yourself with fibro. You can't do all you did in the same time frame as you did before this illness. You need to break things up and do a little, rest, and do a little more. Your body will teach you just how much you can do at a time. I take care of my home and I also do gardening. Walking is a good exercise to help fibro along with swimming if you have access to a pool.
Try reading some back posts. There is a world of information in them and also, don't hesitate to ask questions. We are here to help you. I'm glad you are here and I hope to hear more from you soon.
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