i have been i a flare up for almost a year now.....is this at all normal or am i just very unlucky?????? my doc. and i are at the end of our ropes in attempting to find me some form of comfort.....please is there anyone out there that can maybe help me.....i feel like i have my own pharmacy.. i also itch all the time i can't go anywhere without a back scrather....... so much pain and with cold weather coming on i am so scared..... thanks !!!!!!!!