... usual. The pain is severe & keeping me awake all night, barely able to move & get up. I take sleep meds but the pain is overpowering them. I really don't want to go to my doctor, yet again, since I'm so sick & tired of pills. I don't want to increase my dose (150mg Effexor & Percocet) since I feel that's a never ending battle where my body will just eventually loose. I'm going back to work this week after being off for many years & I'm freaking out a bit worrying how I'm going to manage. I guess my question is for those of you that have had flares, can you explain them to me, how it feels, how long they last, what you do for any relief? I also have 2 herniated discs, seems when this pain increased my fibro did too. Thanks! Kim