For the last three days my back has been on fire. It is like a super sensitve burning skin sensation that starts in the middle of my back and radiates up through my shoulders and neck to my face and arms. Everytime th AC kicks on it burns more, but at the same time feels super cold. It feels like icyhot/bengay has been rubbed all over the area. My back sweats a lot too. Meanwhile, my legs feel like they have been beaten with a bag of rocks and wrung out like a wet towel. This is a great description of my pain and I am far from over exsaserating(spelling?). It seems like when I have extra pain I sleep less and have more of a dizzy/foggy/spacy feeling, common sence. The docs have always just put me on a drug and that is it. The drugs, 500mg lyrica, 25mg elavil, gabapentin, neurontin and ultram have never worked at all. I deal with this pain 24/7 but from 5-20 days a month it is super bad. And, it has been that way since getting sick 3 years ago! However, before I became ill I did deal with the leg pain 3-5 days a week. Not near as bad though. At the moment I am on no pain pills. I have been free of Lyrica for 11 days now and got to that point by slowly weaning myself. It just so badly upsets me that lyrica was suppose to help, but did not. I just cant see spending the rest of my life like this. What can I do and why dont docs look into what is causing the pain instead of just putting me on another med that wont work? Does anyone here have pain like this?