Ok, so after 6 months of an escalation of flares to one a week!!! Which gives me 1-2 days non flare, I asked for help. My amitryptaline and maxitram have both been increased which has helped the fibro a little, sleep no better though. I also have low back pain which I've had for 45 yrs now following a lumbar whiplash and the meds don't even take the edge off. I saw a private physio who said I should go back to the GP for referral for MRI and consultation with a spinal surgeon as he thinks I have spinal stenosis. If this is so then I am THRILLED !!!! Because if it is then I might possibly get surgery and might one day have less back pain!!!!!! I'm so relieved that there may be an end in sight for at least some of the pain - if not then at least I'm getting a lift now anticipating it lol . Merry weekend everyone!!