Berzerker, I am going to assume you do mean well, but you're still being judgmental and lecturing us as though you live in our bodies and know what we feel capable of doing and what our risks are. All the exercise in the world isn't going to fix what the ultimate cause of all this is - in my case. A medical breakthrough would. But since there are doctors who still refuse to admit that two of my conditions even exist/should be treated the new way instead of the old way, I'm not confident that any breakthrough is going to happen in my lifetime. I had to nearly die before my doctor would even begin to take things as seriously as they actually were. Her answer to severe ulcers? "Don't let yourself get stressed." The real answer? Tests that confirmed what was going on and an aggressive course of antibiotics, plus a change in diet to eliminate lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruit, plus medication I'm going to be on for the rest of my life. That was 16 years ago and I haven't had any major problems since (too many tomatoes can be a problem, but that's why plain soda crackers are a staple in this household). I had to fight to get those tests done, and it started with a semi-loud shouting match in the lounge at the hospital when I told her I'd been reading up about it, and I didn't believe that nothing could be done. Ditto for the fibromyalgia - try to explain to someone who's never experienced it, how you can feel numbing and tingling in the same body part and it comes and goes so fast that it seems to be happening at the same time... and it's accompanied by pain that's sometimes so intense that you literally scream. The left side of my left hand is usually numb to some degree, but the fingertips feel like I'm either being pricked with sharp needles or there are ants crawling over my hands. Just try to explain that to people and add that you sometimes can't tell the difference between wet and dry... and they look at you like you've gone nuts. Things got to the point where I couldn't pet my cats, even the one with the softest fur, because it hurt too much. Even air hurt. She kept dismissing that, preferring to believe that I was lying, or was a hypochondriac. After years of this (and after my hospitalization had passed), she finally sent me to a specialist. Five minutes after I walked into his office (using the canes; I was finally on medication that had helped improve things so I didn't need the wheelchair anymore), the specialist said, "There's no doubt about it. You have fibromyalgia." I just sat there and cried. After so many years, somebody finally believed what I was saying. So... yes, some kinds of exercise will help. Some kinds won't. And all the exercise in the world isn't going to fix some things (the things I've mentioned aren't the complete list; some of it's too personal for a public forum). Please stop assuming that what works for you will work for other people.