Well I'm back again. Have been feeling so smug about not having a flare since last August. Had actually been kidding myself into thinking I had overcome my painful flare-ups. Oh, but no way. As of April 13( as I was doing my taxes) I got stressed out and started feeling that ole familiar tightness in my rib cage. Have been in constant pain since. So much so, I can hardly roll over in bed. NOTHING seems to be working. Tried heat, then ice, then a massage,then vicodin, then muscle relaxers , now will go today for my 3rd acupuncture treatment. My question is for those of you that have an addictive personality like myself, whats a person to do??? Please dont suggest trigger point injections, Ive tried them too! No help. I asked my Dr. last week about guai and she seemed a little confused. Even though her sister has FMS, she didnt seem to know what it was, other than the cough suppressent. What exactly is GUAI? And , anybody have any new pain breakthrough treatment???