Pinksilly, welcome! You know what? I happen to agree with your rheumy! It's hard at first to do even light exercise but the more you do the easier it is and the better you will feel. I walk at least a mile a day and sometimes two miles. Plus I walk a lot in my home, too. When I started walking I could barely make it around the corner but I just kept on trying. There are some good stretching exercises that help you loosen up and could help you with walking.
Be sure to check out the fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There are links to good information about fibromyalgia including those stretching exercises I just mentioned. Also, use moist heat. That does help with the pain. Sitting and laying too much will make you stiff as a board so please keep moving. It really does help.
I'm so glad that you found us and joined in. Read back posts, the Fibro 101 thread, and ask questions. We are here to help you. Hope to hear more from you soon!
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