Hi, Ally, and welcome! I'm so glad you found us and joined our family. I think you will like it here.
I am like you. I use OTC meds and vitamins and supplements to help keep in control of the pain. I add stretching exercises and walking and swimming and gentle massages, too. All of this combined has kept me going.
Be sure to check out Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro and you might learn even more than you already know. I have had fibro for 24 years and I'm still learning things about it. Be sure to look at the links on malic acid and vitamin D3. Also, there are some good stretching exercises on there that are done sitting down so, if you have a desk job, you could use these to help you, too.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. If you have any questions, just rattle my cage! Hope to hear more from you soon.
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7