I, too, have FM and herbeden arthritis in my hands. My arms HURT ALL THE TIME! I have tried to come My entire body hurt and therefore I have tried to come up with ideas to make my life easier. I can not lift or raise my arms without them hurting. Therefore, for my hair, I have it permed and wear it in a wash & wear fashion except for the front top portion. In order to get packages in out of the car I have a light weight, folding, pull cart in which I place bags and carry just a few at a time. It takes longer to get everything into the house but it does not hurt me. For my hands I use an electric, warming, pariffin treatment, pop top helpers, a small, hand held, battery operated can opener that opens cans without me having to put any pressure on the can and because I easily drop things now, I try and remember to use both hands to lift items. Also, the Pampered Cheif hand chopper is great. Does anyone else have hints that can make life easier for us? Thanks.