Honestly, I think each person is unique and experiences fibro differently. I was officially dxs several years back. My pain got progressively worse. I took several short term "breaks". I got so down. I had Lyme had to have the whole pic line and 2 rounds of IV antibiotics. The last time I got a blood clot, they took the line and and I said...enough.
Stuggled with it for a few years more. Then I decided to be proactive and really pay attention to what I eat. For me, its very important. If I stay away from process foods as much as possible and sugar...I feel a lot better. I try to drink tons of water and stay focused on my blessings in life. Depression causes pain, I enjoy being in love with my hubby and leading an active life. I'm working 40 hours. Sometimes I have to call out every once in a while, but I found that if I dont' focus on Fibro, I do so much better. For me, I think I will have it for the rest of my life, and I am on pain medication...but I will not let fibro rob me of my life. I'm 48 and have a lot more of life to live.
Bottom line...you have to find what works for you and stick to it. Don't let the doctors tell you how you feel, you know how you feel and work on feeling better. My rheumy has fibro and he doesn't even always get it right.
Best of Luck to finding what works for you!!