... increase? it seems that thru my upper back and shoulders, they will start to itch and if I ignore it or do not do anything, then the pain starts and gets really bad.

the problem is, I am taking tramadol as needed and a side effect can be the itching. so I am not sure if the itching is a side effect to tell my doctor OR if it is the nerve endings becoming irritated and getting ready to branch into pain.

so if anyone has had this please let me know. my fibro has picked up this year between the end of november and now. sometimes intolerable. it has never been this bad before. kinda low grade and I counted myself lucky that it was not all of the time but since end of november it is every day