I feel a bit slow for never trying to get my ME/CFS pain treated. It's an inflammatory pain that starts between my shoulder blades when I get overtired and radiates out and intensifies if I've really pushed it. No other bits of me hurt (I realise I am very lucky). I'm under a bit of stress at the moment, though, and have also accumulated a bit more fatigue than is sensible and the pain has flared up. It's usually not severe enough for me to have sought treatment for it - I've tended to use it as a useful marker that I've overdone it - but painkillers I've taken for other things such as mefanamic acid and paracetomol have never touched it in the past. I'm not in agony or anything but think it would be useful to know what to try - I don't want or need to be on anything long-term but don't want to have to try ten things before I can find something that works. Does anyone have any advice on how to approach this? I realise it may be a complex question! I am grateful that I am not in serious pain and that it's not constant.