welcome to the boards. for myself i found after years of exploration that a vegetarian diet, mild to moderate exercise and buckets of water work best. i also meditate. i went to a shrink for many years to get the skills i needed to be this other me. the me that has fibro. i don't take any meds for fibro. i am exploring a topical cream and so far i am very pleased. i just started a lovely flare and have been chasing the pain with the cream, when i remember i have it. it's called, um, hang on, tpr20. had to get the tube to remember, giggle. love that fibro fog. you can google it. i do use the lidoderm patches for an area of my spine that requires surgery. love those things! this cream has lidocaine in it and bunches of herbs so it smells nice.
mostly i work daily on my attitude toward pain. if i am at peace within, the pain cannot touch me. only my body. breath deeply, we forget to breath properly when we are in pain.
there are many herbal choices and in the beginning i used kava kava and valerian root quite a bit. other health stuff has surfaced that required western drugs so i do take some for b.p. and cholesterol and thyroid and such. age, it happens. giggle.
massage therapy is also a weekly thing for me. let's see, oh and the hot tub after a massage. i have been doing the massages for 3 months. sometimes it hurts but a day or two later i am filled with energy and stamina.
i wish you all the best on your journey. we are here to help you find the peace and joy that is there no matter what the body brings.