Last updated: May 09, 2008
I Faced and Fought Fibro
The painful condition couldn't keep Caitlyn, or her family, down Read more
Diana Tolton says her pain, which intensified around age 30, was "excruciating. On a scale of one to 10, I would tell my pain doctor '20.'"
Good pain versus bad pain
Tolton acknowledges that exercise does cause her pain, but she sees it as "good pain"pain that allows her body to release its own painkillers, endorphins.
Rooks acknowledges that it can be very hard for a fibromyalgia patient to begin and maintain a routine. He recommends joining a groupideally a group of fibromyalgia sufferersor, if that's not possible, setting small, realistic goals.