I've had fairly well controlled fibro for several years now, but I still occassionally get a flare up. Yesterday I had a wreck and ran my car head on into a tree (luckily I had my seat belt on). Today the aches and pains feel almost exactly like a fibro flare. So if you are ever trying to explain to a "normal" what a fibro flare feels like you can tell them, "You feel like you would the day after you had a head on collision in a car with a tree." People seem to be able to relate to that!