Hi, Sar85, and welcome! Please be sure to ask your doctor if they have ruled out Lyme disease and lupus. These have many of the same symptoms as fibro and we have some members who have fibro and one of these illnesses. Usually when these have been ruled out, a diagnosis of fibro is given.
I use ibuprofen with food, tylenol, magnesium malate, vitamin D3, and a muscle relaxer called Robaxin that has made a significant difference in my pain. I take less than half of what was prescribed so I don't get the usual side effects that you can get with muscle relaxers. I also walk daily as a gentle form of exercise and I pace myself when doing things. All of this has helped me live a full and enjoyable life in spite of this illness.
Be sure to read Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot there. You Jared st might see yourself there!
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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