I finally decided to follow the doctors advice. I was so sick of being told to diet and exercies the I finally started weight watchers 22 weeks ago. I have lost 25 pounds. Still need to lose about 15 more pounds to get to my goal weight. I am still waiting for the FM to get better. It has not happened. I tried to exercise and by this I mean walking. I was up to 10 minutes of walking and then had a flair and have been in bed for the past two weeks. I cant wait to go back to the doctor and tell her I followed her advice with dieting and exercise and still have FM just as bad as I did before. I do not feel any different and the FM has remained unchanged. Does anybody think she will admit that diet and exercise is not the answer to FM. At least for me it has not. I also gave up smoking almost two years ago. Sorry I am so cynical (SP) but I just get sick of hearing those two words (DIET and EXERCISE). I have done everything to try to get better but I think the doctors are barking up the wrong tree. Exercise is very difficult. My arms feel like jello. When I try to make myself use them to exercise the next day I can barely move them. Also walking I started with three minutes/ day and got up to 10 minutes. After a flair I am back to three minutes. Just wish the doctors would listen and try a new approach.