Since I personally am not a prescription fan I also found that there are several supplements that greatly help. Grandma's Herbs has a package with 6 products that address several of the areas that problematic for those who suffer from fibromyalgia. Since it seems to be an auto-immune system disorder, it stands to reason to boost your immune system. Grandma's Herbs Immune Enhancer and Defense System help with that. Fibromyalgia also seems to effect the nerve endings, so I take Grandma's Herbs Nervine and B-AllCalm formula. A great and easy to assimilate herbal calcium has also been great in soothing, feeding and strengthening my nerves. So I use Grandma's Herbal Calcium formula, as well as Daily Greens to help with my vitamins and minerals intake. And finally to help with the pain, I take Grandma's Herbs Pain-aid. For me staying all natural has given me the control over my symptoms that I need. I have my good days and my bad days, but I am able to deal with it. I know so many people suffering, and they often ask me how I "deal with it". For me the answer is having the patience with myself and my limits, faith in my body to have the strength to heal, and the knowledge that I have some input in controlling my symptoms. Oh and I am sure my stubborn attitude also plays into this somewhere!
I hope my story and information can be a help to others. I know fibromyalgia, like many health issues, will affect different people in different ways and severity. How we deal with any health issue is such a personal choice. As for me, I am now almost 50 and I still refuse to loose control!