Hello from Northern California. I've been dealing with chronic pain from Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, cervical stenosis, and lower back pain for many years. Within the past few years I've been experiencing horrific pain when I get a bug that's going around. I am a substitute teacher so I am under direct line of fire. I know when I am getting sick because my neck stiffens. Then, I can't sleep for about 4 nights, I can't urinate unless I put a hot pad on my abdomen, and I am in excruciating pain. Lately, I've been getting big fever blisters on my lips. This past sickness was so bad that I've been crying on and off for days because I'm so afraid for the next bout. Any ideas as to why this is happening to me?