I am in a flare after just walking around the park and then the next day around my house. I applied ice and boy was that a mistake. The next day I used heat and the next morning I felt the end was in sight. I think taking two days off normal activities is a pretty good response, but there are people in my life who do not understand the pain and CF. Do any of you deal with people who don't understand? I've heard it said you don't know what a person with FM and CF deal with unless you have it. Grantite I've been laying around a lot and could not walk my dog for two days but when you wake up and can't move, even in bed, you're in a bad flare. It took me two hrs. to straighten up after 2 ultram. Need encouragement.