Hi, Brit, and welcome! With your name, I'm assuming that you are a teacher. Do you teach young children or older ones? I was a teacher and the work load is enormous. You work all day and then have to bring a ton home to work on in the evening...grading papers, lesson plans, etc. So that does make it rough.
Stress will cause more pain so do some deep breathing exercises, pray or meditate when you are alone, things like that. Keep moving. Don't sit at a desk for long periods of time. Don't lift heavy things either. There is always someone you can get to help you with heavy things. There are some gentle stretching exercises that you can do sitting down while at your desk. You will find these on Fibro 101. They really do help, too.
I use some vitamins and supplements that have helped me with pain and fatigue and they might help you, too. I use malic acid/magnesium supplements and vitamin D3 supplements along with an alternative pain product called Curamin. I also use ibuprofen with food, extra strength Tylenol, and a muscle relaxer called Robaxin. These all help me be in control of the pain.
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, What Else Could It Be, and A Thorough Explanation of Fibromyalgia. You just might see yourself there. There are links about the vitamins and supplements that I mentioned above, also.
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.
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