I've seen quite a few cases of fibromyalgia. The typical diagnosis from their physican is myalgia and myositis unspecified.
Basically fibromyalgia is a syndrome not a disease. A syndrome is a collection of sypmtoms that tend to be grouped together in an individual yet they
have no obvious reason to be existing together.
I hope that you can avoid the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, because every doctor and health care provider from then on will have that label in their head
and will see any future symptoms through the fibromyalgia lense so to speak.
It happens more often than not, so I hope you can avoid that situation.
I would say that the recommendations to avoid the pharmaceuticals as much as possible, are good ones. They tend to be addictive.
If you have to, try the over the counter NSAIDS, but be cautious, they have side effects too. Liver, GI tract, and others.
Physical activity seems to be beneficial, as it is for arthritis also, but I would add that you try water aerobics, tai chi, Chi gong, and other
gentle forms of physical activity, Don't just go out running or hitting the gym just yet.
Also, since you have multiple symptoms of pain which might not be neurologic, I would have your doctor also rule out psychologic issues, depression
and pain go hand in hand.
Additionally, I presume your blood tests and urine tests have been done? How's your magnesium, sodium, potassium and calcium levels? Any signs of
chronic infection such as changes in white blood cell counts?
I'd imaging your doctor has taken those things into consideration.
Look also at acupuncture, chiropractic, massage (odd as it sounds since it hurts to be touched, some evidence shows it to be helpful), gentle physical
activity, improving your dietary habits.
Virtually all of my fibromyalgia patients have been female, over worked, over stressed, over weight, under nourished (eating too many high calorie
nutritionally absent foods), and very involved type A personalities. They research this condition on the internet like crazy, almost to the point that
they cannot see themselves apart from their condition, they forgot what life was like before the pain came. Don't fall into that trap.
If your doctor cannot find the cause of your symptoms, they may refer you to a rheumatologist or some other pain management specialist. Be prepared
for an interesting experience. Either they will be super busy and only take a brief look at you and recommend cymbalta, narcotics, or some other drug
regimen, or they will spend time going through the usual tests and then prescribe cymbalta, narcotics or some other drug regimen.
To make a long story longer, take control of your health, don't leave it up to your doctors alone to just "fix" you, because you won't likely get
the results you desire. The standard of care gives about a 50-50 chance of marked to moderate improvement.