Eric, you need to learn how to accept this illness. Your getting frustrated with it only tenses the muscles worse and stresses you more and those things can increase the pain.
Vacuuming is one of the more difficult household chores. For me, mopping is worse! I have a vacuum that isn't really as heavy as most. Also, pace yourself. Since vacuuming causes you problems, vacuum one room and rest then vacuum another room and rest. You can't do things in the same time frame as you did before fibro.
I've had fibro for nearly 23 years and am so used to living with pain that I often can ignore it. I know it's there and a day doesn't go by without my taking pain meds. It's there but it does fade in the background when I start to focus on other things than how I feel. Now, if I stop to think about how I'm feeling, yowie!
You might try taking some over the counter pain relief. I use ibuprofen with food (600 mg every six hours) and extra strength Tylenol (1,000 mg every six hours...in between the ibuprofen) when I'm in a flare. I still hurt but at least it's under control. I never wait until I'm in misery to take the meds because then it takes twice as long for them to kick in. Ask your doctor about this, okay? My doctor put me on this regimen. The ER is for emergencies and this wouldn't be considered an emergency, I don't think, so you probably wouldn't get much help. Of course, that's up to you.
You might try gentle massages, too. They really help me. Here is a site to find a good massage therapist near you. These therapists have to continue their education every year in order to be affiliated with the American Massage Therapy Association.
I hope you start to feel better.
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7