Hi Bellasplace, and welcome. I'm sorry you are in so much pain right now. It is a tough diagnosis to deal with.
I know it is so hard and frustrating to be in pain. Our natural instinct (of course) is to want it to go away, completely, right now. One of the things about
fibro is that although the pain can sometimes be severe, it usually doesn't stay at that level forever. It typically waxes and wanes. Most people have some level of pain most of the time, but the severe pain does tend to come and go.
I know you feel overwhelmed right now, but you will learn to cope with and adjust to dealing with the pain. Many doctors don't like to prescribe narcotics for fibro long term because the available research doesn't definitively support it. If that is the route you choose to go, you may have to try several doctors.
There are lots of other things you can do to help too. First, take a deep breath, take a step back, and try to relax (easier said than done, I know). :) Motrin, Tylenol, hot showers, heating pads, muscle relaxants, massage, meditation, can all help. Also, a lot of us find that the cold really makes things worse. Living in Alaska, you might need to be aware of trying to keep your muscles warm.
There is a great thread at the top of this forum called "Fibro 101." You will find some great info. there.
I hope you are feeling better soon.
Soft hugs - Austen
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart." - Jane Austen