I had my grandchldren to stay and the exhaustion has been worse than pain. Everything especially my back and legs is so tender to touch, I can only sleep on my side in bed, in fact that is the only way I can relieve this exhaustion. Sitting is difficult and reading my arms ache. I sweat so badly when I am like this and I feel so depressed. Do others find the pain worse or the exhaustion during a flare? This last time I felt hot and cold chills rather like the flu, today still achey but the pain in my leg last night stopped me from getting to sleep so I took two strong pain killers and a sleeping pill. I also suffer from hyperthyroidism and diabetes and disc problems in my back and I am waiting for the results of latest blood tests. I am so fed up with this.