Been in a flare for the past week - my first 'recognised' flare since being newly diagnosed. Before joining this forum/my dx I just thought my worsening symptoms were very' bad' days as opposed to just bad days! Anyway I think I may have been fighting off a virus too - had very bad sinus problems, with jaw numbness and the problem has extended down my neck where a lovely lump popped up - this was accompanied by feelings of pressure in all aforementioned places along with my head. So was this a flare? Or was it just a virus? Or was it both? The lump has reduced a bit today - it's definitely not a gland as I often have swollen glands - I think it is a lymph node but never had this before. Fibro is the equivalent of what Brian Cox says about the universe - infinite, with endless possibilities. I can't keep up with my fibro self - there something new every day.