Here on the East Coast, the weather has been doing a number on me. From hot and humid to 38 degrees the other night and freezing, to rain and now it's hot again and I am in shorts. My pain is through the roof. My knuckles hurt and everything. I don't even think I could have someone touch me right now. My allergies are also not good and I have been on meds for that. I am blaming myself for this for some reason. I was doing better and now I have taken a crash. My sleep has been trashed; so much so that I don't want to go to bed at night. So, I stay up. I can't get comfortable. I feel like death. Before anyone suggests more narcotics, I have a horrible time with them. Horrible. If I take Tramadol, and I can only take a 1/4 of the pill or I will start itching..I can't sleep too well. And, for some crazy reason, I feel the effects of taking it HOURS later. Hours...not right away. Beyond weird. I don't do well on opiates. Not at all. I itch from all of them and I have some kind of allergy to most of them. Magnesium does nothing. Baths help for a small period of time. Massages make this way worse. I am really sad and crying actually because the pain is ruining me. I sometimes wonder...do I really have CFS? I mean, most of my life has been spent in pain. I had Endometriosis where that messed up my life, then that was followed up with IC and horrible pain and it's now moved into fibromyalgia. I have pain syndromes with severe immune disruptance and fatigue, but who wouldn't if they can't sleep and feel like a weight of pain is on them? I am not sure if going to a rheumatologist would help because they recommend meds like Lyrica which makes me drool. Yup, I can't talk and I drool. Neurontin makes me super depressed. I just don't know what to do if anything.