Shannon, do you trust your doctor? That is important. If you do, then you need to accept the diagnosis and look forward. The anxiety and stress you are going through doesn't help one bit. I think we all checked around but the answers are not there for fibromyalgia...yet. They are actively working on this now.
There are tons of "cures" for fibro out there. I just got done editing 14 of the same post for the same wonderful cure that took you to a website that sold a lot of stuff that was well over $100 a pop! The hucksters are out there to line their pockets with our pain. There is a lot of advice out there that isn't sound, either. It's so easy to get caught up in that stuff and to be so disappointed when you find out the truth.
You said your pain has gotten worse over the past year, which means to me that you have had this pain for quite a while....far longer than you had your toothaches. I honestly don't think there is any correlation.
When you totally accept this illness is when you can start to move forward and feel better. We might not have this for life. I do think the doctors, that are devoting their lives to finding out what causes fibro and how to cure it, will figure this out. You have to have hope.
So, stick with us. Ask questions. We will share what we do to feel better and have a full, enjoyable life in spite of fibro. I know that I've done everything I've REALLY wanted to do. I find ways to work around fibro. I don't stress myself out over it so I am helping ease my pain that way, too. I think positively about life and am thankful for all I CAN do and don't dwell on the things I used to be able to do quite easily. I still can do most of it, but in a different time frame.
As you move forward, you will learn what you can do without your body "screaming" at you. You will learn your limits, when to take a break, etc. It will become a way of life for you and you won't be thinking about fibro all of the time. It's part of your life and thank goodness it isn't life-threatening! So, relax, ask questions and we all will give you a hand!
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