Hi, Dawn, and welcome! Has your doctor run tests to rule out other illnesses? Usually that is done before a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is given because many of the symptoms of fibro are also similar to symptoms to other illnesses.
Check out Fibro 101...the second thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro, including a list of symptoms and a link to What Else Could It Be. You will learn a lot there and you just might "see" yourself there.
I use ibuprofen with food, extra strength Tylenol (generic), malic acid/magnesium supplements, and vitamin D3 to help with pain and fatigue. You will find links in Fibro 101 aobut the supplements and vitamins. It seems that many with fibro are deficient in these.
I do keep moving, too. If you sit or lay too much, you will be stiff as a board. I do gentle stretching exercises ( on Fibro 101) and I walk and swim as my gentle exercise. It really has made a difference for me. But, you seem to be VERY active with your job. Actually, some of the things you need to do with cleaning can be quite hard on a person with fibro. It's wonderful that you can do that type of work!
I'm so glad you found us and joined in. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and I hope to hear more from you soon.
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