Hi everyone, I'm having a problem with exercise. Ever since I took antidpressants about 8 years ago, I have gained a lot of weight from them. I am off of them and was able to lose about half the weight. The one thing that puzzles me the most is the extreme pain I wake up with when I start to exercise. I realize most people have pain initially when they exercise, but with the fibro, I feel like a mack truck has hit me every morning. I have to take a hot shower and do about 25 minutes of light stretching in my bed just to get me going for the rest of the day. Now that I'm 41, the weight is harder to get off. I do walk either in the park or on my treadmill about 25 minutes at least 4 times a week, but then my body just poops out pretty bad. I will get the shakes and feel fatigued. Is this common with fibro? Doctors are always recommending exercise for this condition, but I STILL don't think they get it. Sometimes exercise can just make me worse. Doctors do not understand this one, and I just don't mention it anymore, too depressing. Any comments or ideas out there? PS, I have TMJ and bulging disks as well. Hugs, Chelz.