How can one with fibromyalgia build muscle strenghth?

What is the best way to build muscle (core and upper body, especially) when one has fibromyalgia and suffers from 24 to 48 hours of severe spams and pain in the shoulders and neck whenever any lifting (with arms or of the upper torso against gravity) is done?
I have a limited diet due to food allergies, and primarily rely heavily on fruits and veggies, and use chicken or eggs as animal protein. I need to build strenghth and endurance, but the effects of trying are severe.

Written By Nurse007

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  • janice February 3, 2009, 4:51 am

    I would suggest a physical therapist. They know about muscle "triggers" and what works. Maybe they can give you the advice you are looking for. I applaud you on wanting to keep up the momentum. I understand that a person with your condition actually profits from staying active(painful as it may be at times)