Hi Dena - I also have Fibromyalgia and I have arthritis as well. So far pain and fatigue haven't stopped my mini-ing and I hope they never do. My awesome husband (who has muscular dystrophy) has bought me tools to use to stop me from overdoing things however I do still get a lot of finger, hand and shoulder pain. I was initially diagnosed in 1997 at age 25 but didn't accept the diagnosis. It wasn't until I went to a Rheumatologist with hip pain in 2008 that I was again diagnosed with fibro and accepted it - and the somewhat help that some meds can provide. I find the stiffness almost as bad as the pain, fatigue and brain-fog. Still - onwards and upwards!! As you say - giving up isn't an option!