I'm new to this board, and I suffer from Fibromyalgia. I'm doing pretty well, but have some issues with achyness and pain. I'm wondering if this is what fibro pain is like: If I don't do too much I have very little pain. But, if I try to exert myself then it comse on. For instance, I can do some housework, but after just a little while my back starts to ache and I end up needing to take a break and just sit in a chair for awhile so it lets up. Recently, I tried hoeing in the flower garden and I was okay for 10 minutes or so, then I really began to ache all over. Finally, I was in so much discomfort that I had to quit completely and ask my hubby to take over. Also, when going up stairs my upper legs get to achying really bad, and I even have to stop and rest. But, the thing about most of the pain I get is that it is very short lived. I mean if I do stop whatever I'm doing it goes away in just a few minutes, but when I start up again it comes back quicker each time. Does this sound like any of you? Also, recently, I was house cleaning and managed to do the vacuuming but just could not go on and wash the kitchen floor because I hurt all over. I again had to call on hubby. (bless his heart, he is so good) I went to the dr. this week complaining about my tingling across my shoulder, (this happens a lot when using the computer, and when I walk for exercise and swing my arms.) mid-back pain, lower back pain, groin pain. She sent me for x-rays thinking I probably had arthritis. I'm 68. They came back good. No, arthritis. And, no vertbrea problems. She said the pain most likely is from fibromyalgia, but did not offer any solutions. So...I'm wondering if anyone here would have any ideas on what might help? Thanks.