Hi I am a new member and am so glad I found this board. I have FM, just can't understand how I could feel so good for weeks and then just before this snowstorm started aching all over. I guess you call it a flare-up or honestly a feeling of being beat-up. Achy@painful neck, shoulders, fingers, knees well you all know about it. My family think I am crazy, how could you go for long walks all week and then be half dead the following week? Anyway does stress play a big factor in this problem? I have really enjoyed reading the message boards nice to know I am not alone although really feel that way. Would appreciate any feelings and wisdom !!!! Thanks Bunches!!!!!