I have had fibro for 30 years (when it was called fibrocytis) I have had the chronic pain like a sword was stuck in my back. but I had a new pain and would like to know if anyone else had a similar pain. I had a severe sudden shooting pain in my back. It was so bad I thought it was a bee sting, it felt like a 20 inch hypodermic had been shot in my back. It hurt my skin for hours and is still sore after 3 weeks. I then had another one like it yesterday. Was not quite as severe but enough to recognize. my skin still hurts and muscles are sore. I take elavil to help me sleep and 800mg motrin for pain. usually a couple a day. I just wondered if anyone else had this? I have not been to my doctor, probably he would tell me to take the motrin. I also have hypothyroidsim and herpes. thanks for any reply.