I was diagnosed ion June 07 after a year of trying to figure out what was wrong with me (and learning during that process that I also have a lot of lung issues). Anyway, I have some days that are pretty 'good', where a 600 mg dose of ibuprophen taken mid-morning takes care of things and I can function 'normally'. But there are other days that I just want to crawl into bed and hide from the pain, when 800mgs ibuprophen AND Vicodin barely takes the edge off the pain. Today is one of those days where nothing seems to help ... everything hurts from the roots of my hair to my little toenails. Combine flu-like aches with post-gym work-out muscle pain, and hot spots that hurt to look at ... I have felt that way three days in a row now which is unusual for me. I am wondering if this flare might have been triggered by air travel ... just a short trip on the airplane on Thursday and I have been feeling terrible ever since. Really much worse than usual. I didn't have too much trouble when I went away on the 5th ... had one bad morning while gone but that was all ... but am wondering if changtes in altitude might be triggering something. I was at about 3500 feet while away but just slightly over sea-level at home. All I know is that I am hurting sooooo bad today I just want to cry.