Thanks to this board I know way more about fibro than I previously did. But...how do I tell the difference between what is FM/CFS and just getting older? How do I tell if certain pains are the result of a flare or something else? Thanks to spring weather changes and my own stupidity, Ive been in a flare for months now with the exception of about a week when I felt so darned good I waaay overdid. I started HRT about 6mos ago and the depression lifted quickly. Ok, chalk that one up to older age. Still sweating though. Thanks to yall I know that could be the FM. But what else? Its hard for me to figure out. Is it even possible to have a flare that lasts months? Thanks ahead to any who reply.