I'm busily blaming myself for being too ill to function, just now. Specialist is ordering tests, scans & bloods etc, but thinks I'm experiencing a post-viral flare up. I suspect she's right as I had sore throat for a while and that has often led to flare-ups sometimes leading to serious disorders in the past. I don't know whether to keep trying 'soldier on' or just rest till it passes. My sleep pattern is all over the place! All I can take for the pain is paracetemol/codeine. How do other Hughes patients cope with flare ups?