I've been in some pain for the past week because of a cortisone shot I got in my knee; the rheumatologist told me it would help immediately and my pain would be so much less severe, but all it's done is make the normal pain in my knee flare (and yes, I know that there's supposed to be an initial flare in pain with those shots, but not one that lasts a whole week). Anyway, I got the most sleep I've gotten in a really long time last night (8 hours, my usual is around 5, though the night before I got less than 4), and when I woke up this morning, I felt so sick. I'm just hurting ALL over. My ankle hurt so bad, I could barely walk on it, as well as my knee. I couldn't figure out why I was in so much pain all of a sudden, until I looked out the window. It's downpouring outside. I never really noticed that much of a change in my symptoms when the weather changes before, but I'm guessing it's because it's such a BIG change. It was below freezing yesterday, even colder last night, and today it's probably 50 or 60 because of the humidity. If it keeps doing this all winter I don't know what I'll do; I don't have anything for pain. Whenever I went to doctors before, they just told me to take NSAIDs, which don't work (at least for me). The rheumatologist I just started seeing said that from what he's seen, NSAIDs don't work on FM at all and he's surprised that's all they had to offer. They did mention muscle relaxants though so I'm going to ask about them when I go in for my appointment in december. What do you do when the barometric pressure changes get to you? It's NEVER affected me this much, so I'm not really sure what I can do. Would heating pads help, or just hurt? I live in a dorm room so it's not like I can take a bath or whatever, and I don't have any ice. My options are, unfortunately, severely limited.