I can relate to a pain flare. I just am going through one now. I went down south to my youngest daughter's wedding and RAN around for the weekend and boy did my body object when I came back. For me, when I am in a flare, the pain meds and the nerve meds and everything else hardly touch it, but I hang in there until the flare runs its course. I have bad bad fibromyalgia and back pain as well. The fibro hurts my entire body though. I do take antidepressants and have done so for over twenty years. I am on a combo of three of them. Don't deprive yourself of the medications out there. They can help with the depression associated from the pain. For me, I suffer from clinical depression and would need the meds whether I had physical pain or not. But for those who have pain, antidepressants work well. So keep it in mind.
I'm glad you come here for support. This is a great place isnt it? Keep posting and I will keep looking for ya. God bless, Flower.
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