My fibro and arthritis have done a giant leap fowar in this past year. Don't know why. Trying to think what has caused this horrible flare up. We have been working on our house this summer ,which means I have been in paint, cleaners and on ladders, off and o again since spring. One year ago this November my doctor ask me to try a new hormone medication. It is called fem ring. A 1/4 inch thick piece of rubber about the size of a rubberband. It is inserted into our private place and stays there for 3 months and then it's replaced with a new one. So my question is have any of you tried this /had problems with it. I've wondered if it could be the cause of this flare up. I went to my family doctor monday and all my blood work was good except the one for arthritis,it was high. My B12 was low and am now on Flobee, a mixture of B12,B6, Folic acid and something else. They doubled my prednisone. My blood pressure was up also , so now have a pill for that. I'm due for my pap/pelvis in november and feel I need to discuss this with him. Are any of you using this particular hormone?