I don't know what happened to me yesterday afternoon and last night but I had the worst pain that I have ever known. I cried and cried and cried. I almost went to the hospital and my husband wanted to take me. Looking back, I should have went. I have a bag ready to go now. It was like any day. Stayed at home. Picked up the house a little. Not much energy. Didn't want to sew or read (I am a serious book worm). Didn't want the noise from the tv on either. It had snowed the night before but was melting by the time I got up. I took my tramadol when my burning back started up. I hate the stuff as sometimes it gives me a headache and makes me nauseous but not all of the time. About five hours later the pain was coming back so I took a half of a tramadol (I am on 50mg.s). At 4:00 the headache hit and from then on I had huge waves of pain, headache, nausea and warm flushing. I couldn't stop crying because it hurt so bad. I tried my heating pad and that didn't help, I tried laying down, sitting up and nothing helped. At 8:00 I went to bed and took my Requip. I was so tense with the pain that I don't think my rear was even touching the bed. I take one alprazolam .5mg.s at night to go to sleep. I took one and that took the pain from a 10 to a 9 1/2 but no sleep. I took another one and hour later and finally got comfortable but no sleep until 5:30 this morning. My back feels like raw meat now and I had to take another Tramadol. I go see my Rheumy tommorow but he isn't much help. I have never been tested for anything else but they "think I have fibro". I am wondering about lyme disease but the symptoms don't look right. We moved to the woods two years ago when I came down with this and we have plenty of deer. As a matter of fact, they are looking at me thru the windows right now. I wanted to die last night. I have never felt like that before but the pain was just too much. Has anyone else ever felt this bad?