Has anyone experience a bad flare up after a flu, infection, or even minor cold? I have and this flare up seems to be sticking around much longer than I expected as I have always been able to recover much faster and enjoy my almost pain free victories. I have Pain in back, legs and forarms, nerve and muscle pain. Another funny thing is if I take .05 MG of Ativan for insomnia I wake up almost pain free and slowly flare up in a couple of days. I take about 3 ativan per month for emergencies with insomnia due to anxiety. I'm assuming since it relaxes everything then there's less pain. Or is my pain caused by anxiety that the ativan relieves. Pain is too strong to just be anxiety, I'm confused. I am contacting a therapist via skype as I have not been able to recover from TMS on my own for 4 years.