I'm interested to know if anyone here gets a sudden worsening of symptoms. I am not talking about a flare after over doing it, or a flare for no rhyme or reason. I call them pain seizures, where my normally aching hands, legs, and other sensitivities, magnify rapidly over a few minute period to intense pain and exacerbation of all of my symptoms. I HAVE to lay down immediately, and silence all sounds, lights, and lie as still as I can. I am fully conscious, however have great difficulty talking, or making any movement because it will worsen the pain. Definitely incapacitating. Much worse than any injury, broken bones, torn ligaments and surgeries that I've experienced. After anywhere from 45 min. to 2 hours, I'm back to my moderately functional self. These episodes have happened a few times, where I have had to deal with it in public. Nearest bench, grass area, whatever is at my immediate disposal. I do have a couple of minutes while the pain is worsening to find my place. Once in awhile I can reverse the process through relaxation techniques if I'm able to catch it early enough. Looking for input, not sympathy.