Hi, Bella! As Chutz and others have said, find a doctor that treats fibromyalgia patients if you can find one. Hopefully you are close to a larger city that has a teaching hospital. There would be good doctors there.
I do not take narcotics and I have had really bad pain to the point that I barely could walk...even with a cane. What I have done is use ibuprofen (up to 2,400 mg a day) with food, extra strength Tylenol (up to 4,000 mg a day), malic acid/magnesium supplements and vitamin D3 to help with pain and fatigue. I have to take the larger amounts of ibuprofen and Tylenol when I'm in a flare and my pain is horrible but, once I get it under control, I can take less of those meds. There are links in Fibro 101...the second thread on the forum....all about malic acid and vitamin D. Pass this by your doctor and see what they say.
The above has helped me, along with gentle stretches and walking and swimming. If you sit or lay too much, you will be stiff as a board. Moist heat helps too. Hot showers and baths feel wonderful. You can get a Bed Buddy at Walgreen's and other places that help too or you can make your own by taking a tube sock, filling it 2/3's full of raw long grain rice, and tying a knot at the end. Pop it in the microwave and it will give off moist heat due to the moisture in the rice.
I hope some of this will help you. Be sure to ask questions because we do want to help you. Take one day at a time and look forward to each new day with anticipation because it could be a really good day! Fibro waxes and wanes so we don't know how we will feel from day to day. So, might as well be hopeful! Positive thinking does make you feel better.
Lastly, this is not all in your head. I would be totally insulted if a doctor ever told me that. First, I'd find another doctor. Then I'd find proof of fibro (which you can on Fibro 101....Doctors respond to New York Times Article) print it and mail it to them. They are living in the Dark Ages!
I'm happy you are back again and I hope you start feeling better soon. Keep your chin up. There are better days ahead.
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