What works for you when you're in a terrible flare up? I've tried everything I can think of to find relief from this horrible pain. I usually take Vicodin EX, Baclofen, Neurontin, and Mobic. During bad flares, I'm not able to find relief from any of my meds. Is there something else that would help with the pain? Even though I hate taking narcotics, right now I would consider morphine! It seems like I stay in flare ups most of the time. I usually have 2-4 days a week when I'm in a flare. Sometimes I stay in a flare for a few weeks with no relief. It's been this way for 5 years although I was diagnosed many years ago. I've always had symptoms, but it seems that I get worse as time goes on and I'm now considering quitting my part time job. (I work from home.) Do you all have flares that often? I haven't been to this board in quite a long time. I used to find refuge here. Any information that you can provide is so appreciated. One last thing.....A few years back, there was an article or a letter on this site (I think) that was intended for relatives and friends of FMS patients. It was to inform them and help them understand FMS and its symptoms. I have searched for it tonight but can't find it. Does anyone know what article/letter I'm talking about ?