I'm already thinking that this is a foolish question, since everyone has such different experiences. I'm just wondering if it really matters if I push myself in activities when symptoms seem mild, or is it best to temper all activities when in a relapse? I was feeling increased strength in my arms and decided to finish a quilt on the long arm machine. I took a couple of breaks, and the quilt was a small one, so I never felt really weak during the work. I rested for about an hour, but found I needed help with stirring while cooking only an hour later. Would that have happened anyway, or did I over-do? I'm still new to all of this, and my symptoms seem all over the place in kind and intensity. What do you "veterans" say?