To those who take antidepressants, painkillers, or anything else to relieve their symptoms: I'm curious to know if taking these things has done anything in terms of symptom relief besides relieve pain. I have lots of other FM symptoms - brainfog, vision disturbances, disturbed sleep, etc - in addition to the pain. The pain isn't debilitating (though it wears me out), but I'd take something for it if the other stuff went away too. It's the other stuff that makes me miserable, especially at my job. I'm high-functioning right now and take nothing other than 5 HTP (just started this last week) and supplements; I eat as well as possible, drink water, walk every morning, get a massage every two weeks, am good with the self-care, etc. I was diagnosed by a GP two weeks ago with fibromyalgia (I've been feeling like this for years and years, though, with periods of remission) confirmed after bloodwork for other illnesses came back negative. I'll be seeing a rheumatologist in September, but I already know he's very into treating this with antidepressants, which I'd like to avoid. I keep reading about people always coming off medication because of side effects; I'm not into side effects, especially if they're going to make me feel worse than I already do. Any insight would be appreciated, especially regarding alternative treatments that have worked for people. I'm just about ready to start with the hardcore dietary changes, something I'm not looking forward to but am totally willing to try. Thanks! Be well today!