I haven't been here for a while but still suffer the same symptoms I did since the last time I was here. One good thing I did do was go Gluten Free and mostly organic and mostly dairy free and lost 35 pounds. That definitely helped with the digestive system and I feel a lot better in that way for it. I still experience the daily pain and have bad flares with bad weather, etc. If I go for a walk, it hurts worse for several days and of course deters me from wanting to walk at all. My sister, who is very active (50 yrs. old - runs 5 miles several times a week, works out, does pilates, eats amazingly well, etc.) REFUSES to believe that a 10 minute walk every day will hurt me. I've tried to explain my FM pain to her but she believes it is due to my being sedentary. I used to be active too, until I was stricken with this, so I KNOW that I'm sedentary because I don't want to experience more pain than I already do. I've tried to explain to her that it's not just my muscles or bones, but HOW MY BRAIN INTERPRETS PAIN - which is what I've come to learn about Substance P. I want to start walking every day, but by the second day I can barely walk. I might be able to walk once a week and then suffer worse a few days and then feel well enough to try it again the next week but EVERY DAY? NO. I just haven't been able to do that. My question is: How may people here have been able to get into a regimen of walking every day and not suffering more pain and have ridden through the 'extra' pain to feel better than ever in the long run? Of course it is my hope to do, but in the past 10 years I haven't been able to get that far. If you have done it, could you please tell me how long you have to feel horrendous pain before you start feeling better. I'd really like to show these answers to my sister, who REFUSES to believe FM comes from anything except being sedentary and not eating properly. Thanks!