Your Fibro Questions Answered: Exercise and Spiritual Beliefs

Have you ever wished you could just ask some questions and have other people who were going through what you were answer them? Well, now you have a chance to do just that.

I’m excited to be participating in a new feature with the Fibro Blogger Directory where members answer questions people are asking.

Some of the answers to these questions may be part of my regular posts from time to time, but since I’ve already done several posts that address a couple of the questions asked, I thought I’d do a separate post and just include the links to those posts.

Let’s take a look at a couple of those questions:

Question: Can you please help explain how I can get started with exercising – I want to but can’t get up off the lounge most days and can’t even do all my housework.

From Fleur in Pasadena.

Answer: Beginning an exercise program when you are struggling to even complete your daily activities can be tough, but you can slowly work up to it. When starting an exercise program, it’s always advisable to work with a Physical Therapist or Certified Personal Trainer who is qualified to work with special populations if at all possible. That way, you can reduce your chances of injury and increase your ability to make exercise a routine part of your life.

Here are some tips to help you get started:

I Like To Move It, Move It: Exercising With Fibromyalgia

Once you’ve started your exercise program, there may be days when you don’t feel up to exercising and you’re not sure if it’s because you’re not well or you just don’t really want to. At those times, asking these 5 questions should help:

To Exercise Or Not….5 Questions To Ask Yourself

Question: Do you have spiritual beliefs that help you cope with living in this hell?

From PK

Answer: My faith in God absolutely gives me the strength and feeling of hope I need, not only to cope with the symptoms of fibromyalgia, but to find purpose in the pain and move forward into a new, exciting life in spite of my circumstances. Here are a couple of posts I’ve written regarding my faith:

Why Doesn’t God Heal Me? Finding Purpose In The Pain

5 Reasons Prayer Is A Key Component Of My Fibromyalgia Care Plan

Several of us will be providing answers to various questions, so please click check out some of the other bloggers who will be participating here.  Each of us bring different opinions, experience, and expertise to the table, so I’m sure it will be interesting to read everyone’s answers.

I’ve also set up a dedicated Pinterest Board for the posts from everyone who answers these questions, so you can also drop by there.

Please remember — I’m sharing what works for me. This should not, in any way, be construed as medical advice. Your medical team should always be your first stop for questions and concerns related to your fibromyalgia or any other medical conditions.

If you’re living with fibromyalgia or other chronic illness, where did you go, in addition to your medical team, for answers? Please share!




  1. you have such a beautifully generous heart Terri………..what a blessing you and the others who participate in this will be to those who need your help!

    1. Thank you so much Wendi! I think all of us who blog do it with the thought that maybe by sharing our story we can help others…. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    1. 😂😂😂 HA HA HA!!! In retrospect, I should have thought that through a little better, huh? At least it got your attention, V.J.! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  2. Great post. I don’t have Fibro, rather Chiari and Syringomyelia but can still relate so much. Often times we do have our team of doctors to help with our physical pain but still can’t quite connect with on an emotional level, this is a great way to do that.

    1. Thanks so much Ana! You make such a great point about not being able to connect with our doctors on an emotional level, and us being able to do that through these questions and answers. Hope you ave a wonderful weekend!

      1. Yes Terri. I remember one time – of many, walking out of my appt with my Neurologist and being so frustrated for not getting clear answers. I turned to my husband and said, I wish they’d have spinal surgery to know what recovery was like, he said, why would they need to?! Ugh! Yes, my point! They have no idea what it feels like, what we go through emotionally, what our bodies go through and what it takes for us to process and recover from our surgeries and illnesses. Sometimes you do really have to be living in our same situation to fully understand.

  3. I would have joined up to do this too, but missed out on seeing how to apply to answer the questions I think.
    This is a wonderful thing to do, Terri, and you have so much compassion, understanding and suggestions to share so I’m really glad you’re taking part 😀

    Caz xx

    1. Thanks you so much Caz! You should still be able to do it. If you go to the FBD Facebook group, it’s posted in there. You could also message Lee directly if you want. We just started this week, so there’s still plenty of time. You would be great for this – please join us!

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