I hope this qustion was clear. I realize that all of us suffer from this condition differently, yet we all seem to understand each others symptoms and issues with FM. What I mean by "symptom" is that when you are in a flare, what brings on the most anxiety for you? For example, for me, when my all over pain is more intense for whatever reason, I start to panic more, have more anxiety and become more fearful. Usually this happens when my costochondritis kicks up. I feel like I have a weight on my chest, and my fatigue gets much worse. This always passes though in time. I have suffered from this for as long as I have had symptoms of FM which is now close to over 20 years. Also, when both arms, hips, low back and my knees are very painful, I get scared. You would think I would be used to this by now, but it always catches me by surprise. Overdoing it, stress, the foods I eat, the weather,lack of sleep, almost anything can bring it on. I have a level of pain and fatigue everyday, but some flares can be much worse than my everyday complaints and they always scare me for a period of time. Brainfog just makes me depressed, but it hasn't necessarily scared me.........at least not yet. Hugs, Chelz.