I have only recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia tho symptoms started about 3 years ago when drs thought I had polymyalgia, symptoms have gotten worse over the last 12 months and my pain is mainly in bed as I can't turn over without it hurting and waking me up, thus I am awake on and off most of the night as I just cannot get comfortable, heavy leg syndrome too. I get a lot of stiffness in my body if I sit for too long, and I get as I can only explain as broken glass pain in my upper arm muscles. I joined a gym at the weekend as the Dr thought exercise may be good, I do walk at least 40 mins a day with my dogs, but went swimming for the first time in a long time and noticed how I could barely move my arms and legs and was very slow, however I did manage about 6 lengths of the pool. I also suffer with my knees and cannot get in the bath any more as I cannot get myself out as the pain is very bad and I don't seem to have the strength in my arms and wrists to get on my knees to get out of the bath. Anyway, after the swimming I paid for it yesterday as was in constant pain all day, tho I think I may have done too much in the day too. I just want to know if exercising has helped many people on here as my husband seems very sceptical about it!!