Describing your pain to others can be difficult. Understanding the pain scale will help your treatment and give your a doctor a better idea on how to help. Doctors will usually ask you to rate your pain on a scale from 0 (pain free) to 10 (highest level of pain) to describe your feeling.
A fibromyalgia flare (or flare-up) is a temporary increase in the number and/or intensity of symptoms. Worsening pain and fatigue are generally the first two symptoms noticed in a fibro-flare. But other symtpoms like poor sleep, increased cognitive dysfunction and digestive disturbances are often experienced as well. Some…