I was dx with FM a year ago and my fam. dr put me on a muscle relaxant, an anti-depressant and an anti-inflammatory. Those were helping with taking away the edge of the pain, but now I'm off of all because I quit my job in Sept and have no health ins. Just started a pt job in town, (no more driving and cheaper daycare) and the pain is unbearable. I want to exercise because I've gained so much weight since being diagnosed but everywhere hurts..even to stretch. My knee caps are off track(I did PT to help strengthen them)but sluffed after the therapy stopped. I fell a month ago and my left knee is really bad..not sure what I did to it. Besides having the FM and arthritis, I have a herniated disc in my lower back. Sorry this is so long and hate to whine, but can anyone give me suggestions as to what I can take (that I can afford without needing a prescription) and where to start as far as exercising goes so I don't hurt myself by doing it wrong? This board has been very helpful so far. Thanks!!!!