I know this is like asking how long is a piece of string, ha ha, but I'm trying to be hopeful! So, tell me, what's the shortest flare up you've ever had. Started on Saturday so I'm hoping I can rest my way out of it today to get to work on Tuesday...... Anyone got any clever techniques to stop a flare up? Or once is starts am I stuck with it til it burns itself out? I was so well over the Christmas holidays. Always get a bit complacent then and think maybe it's gone away! Beeping awful illness!