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I am afraid of the Opana situation, as some of you know my history with Oxy Contin, my oh so lovely cold turkey withdrawal off of it, true hell on earth it was. I wouldn't worry about getting hooked on it as you aren't going to be taking regularly. Massage is EXCELLENT, and so is what it leads to afterwards with hubby, even if you don't feel like it. When I have bad flairs, and in answer to your question, yes, I have been flared up a lot lately, I try and sleep as much as I can. That is why I am wondering is the Opana working for you? But you really did sound stressed about the pain, and understandably when you hurt soooo bad, pain does stress you out. If you want the entire list, send me a private Q, ok? lots of hugs a smooches, Jillybean Dear Lara, Im so very sorry to learn of your pain tonite.Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!Some forums can only be seen by registered members.I have a friend with this problem and she was put on Prozac for it, even though it is a physical condition as well as a psychological one.A lot of the patients are women because women are more emotional, so this is where it starts. It does SEEM that often docs will tell someone they have it as a "catch-all" diagnosis, but ,honestly, based on my experience I don't think that is true. Back then they were about the only doctor who were aware of the disease (actually a syndrome) and most doctors dismissed it as the imaginary illness of hysterical female hypochondriacs.