Yes, it is quite common to be in a lot of pain in the early stages and later on. Sometimes it is just the nature of the beast, and other times it comes from trying to do too much and having stress from not being able to do the things you really want to do. The muscles get tight and tension builds and your not able to relax those muscles so they being to hurt. If you read through the chronic pain questions and answers, you will find tips for relieving pain, as well as, in the everything about fibro sections. I hope the pain medication helps you and you feel better soon.
Some people get massages and that seems to help them. I would say try to do actives that are easy and don't try to keep everything perfect all the time. Pace yourself and relax by reading a good book or watching a good movie. Do hobbies that relax you and are fun to do. Try taking baths, if you have a tub, in warm (not hot) water with a cup of epson salts. It helps muscles to relax. Great to do just before bedtime.
Other people have offered great ideas that work well for them. I hope you will continue to come here and post some questions and join in with answers. See you around the forum.