The past week has been rough. My pain has been a lot worse. We've had the cold/cough/sore throat around our house and I've decided chronic pain and "normal" sickness don't go well together. I've had problems sleeping, and even if I "sleep" 11 hours I wake up feeling like I was beaten up overnight. I tried a new massage therapist, but it was a disappointing experience. I keep thinking if I can just get the right pain management routine I won't have these flare ups so often (at least not the widespread myofasical pain flare ups). I wonder if birth control pills are causing this flare since that's the only thing I've changed lately. Do I stop? Do I continue and add Cymbalta, like the doctors have suggested? I don't want to take Cymbalta. Maybe I'm just really struggling to recuperate from the sickness. I don't know, and I sometimes I fear that this "flare up" isn't a "flare up", but just the new me that progressively worsens.
Such is life with chronic pain. I never before knew there was such a life.