Coping with pain “flare ups”

Ginger and Turmeric

Today is a bad "flare up" day for me. For suffers of chronic pain some days are better than others, but some days are downright unbearable. These days are known as "flare ups" and can occur for many reasons or no reason at all. For me, I think a four-week-long head and neck ache combined with not much exercise has culminated to today's flare up. I'll be honest, some flare ups are easier to manage. Usually this involves popping a couple of ibuprofen and soldiering on. But days like today are different. It took me 2 and half hours to get out of bed this morning. I emailed work after 90 minutes saying I would work from home today. I was so tired I couldn't get up, yet every sleeping position was painful after about 1-2...
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