I, too, have Fibromyalgia in addition to a chronic pain condition known as either Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) depending on who you talk to. I've had both since I was nine, so almost thirteen years now. I broke my right ankle and it didn't show up on an x-ray at the time, so I went six weeks with a broken ankle and no cast. By the time they finally realized it had been broken, the break was healed, but the pain lingered and was in fact, getting worse and spreading. Needless to say, I've been on crutches, in a wheelchair, had more pain treatments than I can count, but I made a huge turnaround a few years ago.
When I was 19, I knew I was overweight and had to do something about it. The truth is I was scared to exercise, because doing so in the past had aggravated the pain. But I was also scared of the looming possibility of diabetes, as well as the fact that my cholesterol and blood pressure were getting higher and higher. I couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without getting out of breath. I was just shy of 200 pounds at that point.
I started exercising, and lo and behold, not only did I lose weight, but the pain started decreasing!
I've done a lot of different kinds of exercise since then and the lowest my weight has been was 115, back in October (I'm 5'4", for reference). Since starting some new medication in November, I'm back up to between 125 and 130, and my pain is worse, though that's mainly due to the neverending Canadian winter we're having.
I'm able to exercise at really intense levels for high amounts of time, though, and I find that for a few hours after I exercise, my pain is greatly reduced or, in some instances, I'm completely pain-free.
Right now, I've just started the TurboFire program in conjunction with extra daily workouts to see if I can't drop the added weight I've put on. I did the 5-Day Inferno Plan last week and had great results, so I'm very excited for the full program, which I started this morning.