Stress... that is the answer. Too much stress all at once, combine it with inability to sleep through, and you have the makings of a flare.
I have one starting.
There is a large fiery pain located under my left shoulder blade... on most people this is bilateral. For me, it is usually one side or the other. I have nerve damage in my neck and right shoulder that inhibits some pain sometimes. It is weird.
I can't sleep through the night - not even with medical assistance.
I have a headache that won't go away.
Muscle relaxers will just increase the pain in my hips - the one that runs down my legs.
Vicodin will just make me not care that I hurt. That is good in one way but bad in that I am worried about doing anything when I take it because I might hurt myself worse.
So, right now it hurts to move my left arm in any way. I have my elbow pinned to my side as I type this. I drove to Popeye's for TeenDream's lunch (he is weeding my flower bed) and I won't be driving again for a day or two, or three.
I am going back to bed. This will give me more stress as I have so much to do. It is a cycle..... one I don't like.
Fibro, it sucks.