After reading this, I’m wondering if this is what is going on with me right now. It’s been about a month now since I’ve had a pain free day. The day may start relatively low on the pain scale, but it quickly escalates to the point where I’m, at minimum, laying on the couch with headphones on. While I’m not exactly trying to ignore the world, I’m not all there either. The pain is different every day. The extra symptoms are different every day. But it’s all always there. I have an appointment to see my specialist next week and I’m scared to see him. I don’t have any idea what he will tell me.