I'm sorry for your loss, both of your grandpa and your former life. Only 22! That's absolutely not fair, I know - I wasn't much older than you when my body went haywire.
People here are probably sick of me talking about my wonderful doctor, but let me just say you've GOT to find one who believes in Fibro! It makes all the difference. Mine told me sternly in the beginning, "Narcotics is NOT the way to treat chronic pain." But he allotted me a bottle of 30 Darvocet for the really bad times. (Usually, I wouldn't even take them all before they expired.) Now, after 18 years of treating me, he knows I'm not abusing them; I hate to take meds (am paranoid, in fact) but - well - I need them. The game plan is to keep increasing my walking and whatever else I can do and take as few pills as possible.
It's really a question of balance, and everyone's is different. Best of luck to you.
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes -?- keloid scar tissue from back burn, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, skin cancer twice on face
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.