So.. here's my deal. I was recently diagnosed with Fibro a few months ago, and truthfully, I'd never heard of it or knew about it. Nor was I in any pain, really. If I was bumped in a place here or there, I'd get a shot of pain which would last a few minutes (at most 1/2 an hour) and then dissipate. When I went to the doctor, he hit specific spots on my body (my shoulders, thighs, mid-back, etc) He referred to these places as "trigger points". After this, he put me on and NSAID - which I was to take once a day in the morning.
Now, here's my newest issue. Before I started this med, I was relatively pain free. Family would tell me I looked swollen in places, but outside of that - nothing major. Now, after almost 6 weeks on the NSAID, I am in much more pain, on the occasion that I forget to take the medicine, or forget to take it with food. It is as if every one of my joints is on fire, and a low grade pain lasts me all day.. pain that makes sitting, lying down and standing uncomfortable (to say the least).
I guess my questions are these:
1 - Knowing what I was like before the meds, and after - would it be wise to just go off the meds... seeing as it will virtually reduce the pain?
2 - Is this a typical manifestation of Fribro?
3 - If there anything I can do, outside of the medicine, to reduce the pain?