Leana, don't be so frightened. You really don't have anything to fear. You need to learn about fibro and work around it. I've had fibro for 22 years. My children were 13, 10, and 9 when I came down with fibro but I made it through. I've traveled a lot since fibro, been on top of a glacier, been snorkling, parasailing...all with fibro. I am now a widow and I take care of my home and love to garden. My live is enjoyable and it has been very full even though I have fibro and a few other goodies with my health.
Don't let fear get to you. The stress from fear will make your pain worse. You will find what helps you. I just use over the counter pain meds and vitamins and supplements because I'm like you. I don't tolerate medication well. It usually knocks me out! I still have pain but it is a more managable pain.
I also do gentle exercises and that helps too with pain and depression. I just feel better when I walk. I have more energy and I'm happier and more positive about my life. All of this helps with fibro.
We can help, too. We all have good ideas on how to get things done and live a normal life in spite of fibro. So, cheer up! I think you will be just fine.
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7