Hi, Emmy, and welcome! I'm so glad you found us and joined in. Hearing you have fibro can be quite upsetting but you can have a full and enjoyable life in spite of this illness. I've had fibro for 24 years and have still had a great life. Once you find what helps with your pain and fatigue, you will do far better. You will learn how to work around fibro to do the things that you want to do, also.
A couple of alternative things to use are malic acid/magnesium supplements and vitamin D3 supplements. These help with pain and fatigue for many with fibro. It's a trial and error type thing to see what works for you but be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist first. I know these have helped me quite a bit.
Since you are working, you are moving a lot. You need to keep moving because if you sit or lay too long, you will be stiff as a board. Also, you will learn how to pace yourself. This is kind of what Myself was saying. You will prioritize things and go from there. Everything does get done but in a different time frame.
The fibro fog can be a problem but try not to stress over it. I find that if I worry about it, then it's even worse. When I first experienced this, I thought I had Alzheimer's and was freaking out. I laugh things off many times and just don't take it that seriously. There is a book that has helped me a lot too. It's called The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucus. Here is a link to it in case you are interested.
Be sure to check out Fibro 101...the second thread on the forum. There are good links about fibro and you will learn a lot there. Good starting links are called Symptoms and A Thorough Explanation of Fibromyalgia. There are links about the vitamin and nutrients I mentioned above and also some good gentle stretching exercises that are done sitting down. All this can help you.
Having a positive outlook has helped me as much as any medication could. I don't focus on the things that are wrong in my life but instead look at all the blessings I do have. This has made me a happier person dealing with the illnesses that I have. There is a good article in Fibro 101 about the ten steps to a positive attitude. I hope you like it as much as I do.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. Hope to hear more from you soon.
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7