Hi, Now, and welcome! I"m so glad you found us and joined in! Fibro is a miserable illness but there are ways to learn how to get control of it. That's important. You want to be the one in control...not fibro! Our members will share what works for them and then you can try different things to see what works for you.
I use ibuprofen with food, extra strength Tylenol, malic acid/magnesium supplements, and vitamin D supplements for my pain and fatigue. I also do stretching exercises, I walk, and I swim. It is important to keep moving. If you sit or lay too long, you will be stiff as a board. Gentle stretches and gentle exercise like walking really to help with flexibility and pain. You should feel better once your body becomes accustomed to it.
Also, you need to pace yourself. You can't do things in the same time frame as you did before fibro. It may take a little longer to do things but they get done eventually.
We usually have a thread at the top of the forum called Fibro 101. It was lost last week when the forum shut down for a couple of days. I have been working on putting it back together and it should be back up in a couple of days. It will be the first thread on the forum so keep checking for it. There are links in there all about fibro, stretching exercises, info on malic acid/magnesium supplements, etc.
Don't hesitate to ask questions. We are here to help you. I hope to hear more from you soon.
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