It could be completely unrelated, but I've been in an exorbitant amount of pain for a few months. Last summer I was able to exercise (walking 2 miles a day, running part of the way, and doing workouts along with it) a lot. This summer, just doing the 2 mile loop kills me. I go shopping. Not even to like 5 different stores; try 2. When I come home, I'm in so much pain I can barely walk. I'm in pain almost constantly now. I don't know what it is, but there's absolutely nothing I can do about it. I started Serax (oxazepam) back in May for real bad anxiety, and it's really helped the anxiety, but lately all I've noticed is this awful pain. I'm inclined to think that the serax couldn't be the problem, considering it's a CNS depressant, and therefore should CUT DOWN on pain, since FM is partially an abnormality in the CNS. Either way, though, this pain is unbearable. I start college in a week and a half, and I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I've NEVER had this much pain, in the nearly three years that I've had this. It's god-awful. Could this just be an extreme flare? I've had flares when I relapse before, but never anything like this.