Welcome Jenn, that’s great you found a good pain dr, I haven’t been that lucky todate. My PT ordered a walker and as a 67 year old I really didn’t want to use it but It really helps with the back pain. i can walk much further and when it hurts my walker has a seat so I can sit. once the pain eases I can walk again for a short distance. I’m with you on the flu like symptoms and stomach pain. I just had a bunch of tests done on my gastrointestinal tract to be sure there wasn’t something else going on. Lucky or not, everything looks normal so it’s most likely the fibro. I have a sister who died of pancreatic cancer about 1 1/2 years ago so they wanted to be sure that wasn’t the issue. The weather brings on my flu symptoms and since I live in the northeast, we get lots of weather!