Hi, Clairabelle, and welcome! I'm so glad you found us and joined in. Well, some of your symptoms sure do sound like fibro. We don't know what causes it. Some think trauma, or accidents, or illnesses, or surgery, etc. I came down with the symptoms while watching television!
We do have those aches and pains and we have to find what works best for us. For me, I use ibuprofen with food, extra strength Tylenol, malic acid/magnesium supplements, and Vitamin D3 supplements for my pain and fatigue. These allow me to keep my pain under control.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good information about fibro including links to the symptoms, malic acid/magnesium supplements, and vitamin D3 supplements and how they work in your body. You can learn a lot there.
You do need to keep moving. If you sit or lay too much, you will be stiff as a board and your pain will be worse. There are some gentle stretching exercises in Fibro 101 that really do help. Also, find a gentle exercise that you can do. For me, it's walking. I also swim and that is wonderful if you have access to a pool.
You also need to learn to pace yourself. You can't do things in the same time frame as you used to. It may take a little more time but it all does get done.
Hot showers feel great along with Bed Buddies. You can find these in Walgreen's and other places or you can make your own. Take a tube sock, fill it 2/3's full of long grain rice, and tie a knot at the end. Pop it in the microwave and it gives off moist heat that feels really good on those achy muscles.
Read back posts and don't hesitate to ask questions. We are here to help you. I'm happy you joined our family and I hope to hear more from you soon.