Hi, Tamra, and welcome! Well, if you get on the right things to help with your pain, you might not have to stop working! Many people with fibro do work.
I use ibuprofen with food, Tylenol, malic acid/magnesium supplements, vitamin D3 supplements, and a muscle relaxer called Robaxin. These along with gentle stretches, gentle daily exercise like walking, and pacing myself have helped me immensely.
Be sure to read Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum. There are good links about fibro and you will learn a lot there. We do need to be our own advocates with this illness so arm yourself with knowledge.
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, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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