I'm in line right behind Vannie! The pain does get worse in the winter weather and this year had been a doozie! We've had more cold and snow than ever and as each storm front rolls in the pain rises as the barometer drops.
You asked, "How do you ever just get used to the pain and flare up especially?" For me, I don't! I I don't think we need to or should feel required to get used to the pain. Pain is normally the body's way of telling us something is wrong. In our case there isn't anything physically except maybe some wiring that's a bit messed up and they can't find out why and where. Maybe another question would be, "How do you tolerate it?" Not well some days, other times I manage to get through. I'm all for the ice cream idea myself. Either some chocolate peanut butter of some Tillamook Mud Slide! Oh my goodness that stuff is good...
So let's go have a treat and tomorrow (whichever day that is for you) we can try to get back to life again. I do think it beats the alternative.
Chutz <---heading for the kitchen
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Daily Donnybrook: Fibromyalgia, Insulin Dependent Diabetes. Ulcerative Colitis, Rare form of Dermatitis, Collapsed Disk, Osteoarthritis (especially in right hand and neck) and a couple of other adjunct agitations.
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