Hi, Shelba, and welcome! I'm glad you joined our family. I know what you mean about not being able to take meds. I've had some reactions so I'm very skittish about taking medication. I try some alternative things and these do help me.
I use malic acid/magnesium supplements and vitamin D3 supplements to help with my pain and fatigue. These have helped other members on the forum. But, what works for one doesn't necessarily work for another. It's purely trial and error. But keep looking and trying things. You will find what helps you be in control of the pain. Then you can really get on with your life. I've lived a full and enjoyable life in spite of this illness.
You also need to keep moving with fibro. If you sit or lay too long, you will be stiff as a board and have more pain. I do gentle stretching exercises and also a gentle exercise daily. I walk and swim as my exercise. Yoga is another gentle exercise good for fibro. I also pace myself. Everything gets done but in a different time frame.
Be sure to read Fibro 101...the second thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot there. Good starting links are called Symptoms and A Thorough Explanation of Fibromyalgia. There are also links about the vitamin and nutrient supplements I mentioned above. This will tell you how they work in the body.
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