I am a 43 yr old female diagnosed with ST July/00. A former body bulider and now marathon runner, Since May/00 when I first noticed symptoms I can barely run more than a couple of miles before extreme fatique and or neck muscles and spasms begin. Tried lifting again, my strengh is good but neck muscles tighten, the pulling begins and spasms start. Is there anyone out there who was formerly athletic before onset of ST? What exercises are you doing now? Help, I'm gaining weight!