Maybe I shouldn't be such a cynic but after going through so many doctors before getting a dianogsis I tend to hesitate over (almost) anything one tells me these days. My rheumatologist (sorry if that's misspelled) is the one who diagnosed me and when he did he handed me a tiny pamphlet from the Arthritis Foundation and said that was all I needed to read about FMS. He actually told me not to go off searching the net or whatever gathering information on my own - which, of course, I quickly disobeyed. At my last visit - just today - I told him that I was feeling just as bad if not worse as I was when first diagnosed and that the problems in my shoulder, which he said is tendonitis, seemed like more than that to me. I told him everything that had been going on causing pain. His answer to me was that I just need to excersise more even if it hurts and blamed everything else on poor posture and extra belly fat. I am 15 pounds overweight or so, granted, but this is the lightest weight I've been since college and since I've always had a bit of a belly I find it hard to think all my problems now are because of that. Plus he kept testing the strength of my muscles and telling me I ought to be stronger than him because I'm young. But is he right to tell me I should double up on the excersise I'm already doing when I'm already totally exhausted when I get off work? And to keep doing it even when I feel like my hips and pelvis are being shredded from the inside out? Is that really going to make me have more energy when all is said and done?