I'm beginning to think I'm going through a huge flare. I thought it might have been the new medication I've been on for just a few months now, but I doubt it, because it's a CNS depressant, so it couldn't make the pain worse. I've been in such an exorbitant amount of pain, and I really don't know what to do about it. I haven't been able to exercise AT ALL, and normally I can do it easily (last summer, I was walking two miles a day, running part of the way, and had two workouts that I did every other day). Now, I just go to the store and I'll be in pain when I get home. And it's not just the same-old, aching, cramping pain, either. Now my muscles are also burning, something I've never experienced before. I feel feverish, though I know I don't have a fever. I'm exhausted all of the time, yet I have trouble sleeping. I haven't been eating well; a lot of the time I just really don't have an appetite, which is new for me. I'm usually a really healthy eater. I recently developed some really bad asthma from allergies (which also just developed this past spring). Asthma couldn't be causing this, could it? I'm on meds for the allergies and an inhaler for the asthma, but I'm still coughing a lot, and my chest hurts frequently. If this is a flare, it's been going on for about two months now. I've never been in this much pain before. It's awful. I can't take advil because of severe GERD, and painkillers don't do anything but make me sick. Is there anything I can do to ease the pain or reduce the severity of the flare? Or is the only option just waiting it out? I start college next monday. I'm not sure what I'm going to do if I can't handle going to a single class.