I have only been on the message board for a week or two but I'm grateful that today I can feel comfortable enough to come here to yell out an SOS! I was diagnosed with FMS 5 years ago and like all of you I've been through all the trials of trying to find the right mix of help. This morning, one of what seems to be the main help aids of fibro, exercise, has me in turmoil. Exercise, exercise, excerise - that's all I hear that's all I read. "You're not going to feel better unless you exercise!" Exercise isn't foreign to me. Heck, just 6-7 years ago I was visiting the gym 3-4 times a week along with morning workouts in my home. I loved physical labor - breaking out in a sweat made me feel great! Then the day came when I spent my normal 30 minutes on the tread, did some light weight training and BAM! I was so exhausted I fell right on the floor and slept for hours. I WANT to exercise, and I understand I have to start off slow. I surely can't expect to have the endurance I use to. But here's my problem....how do I exercise even a few minutes, if 1) I'm so dang fatigued/weak/in pain getting to the bathroom is a marathon in it's self or 2) if I do have the energy (I say that loosely :> ) to walk or ride my bike a few minutes I get so exhausted I literally sleep for the next 12-24 hours - and then experience 3-5 days of fibrofog, malaise, pain, blah blah blah! I had a doc's appt a few days ago....he said I really need to find an AEROBIC exericse I "like to do" and "stick with it" at least 3 x's a week. I thought I was going to vomit right there on his shoes. This whole thing has just got me so depressed...thanks for being here and allowing me to vent my frustrations. Prayers & Gentle Hugs to you all!