PAIN FLARES, the bane of my(our?)existance. Why do they occur? What can we do to deal with them? I hope this isn't a topic thatr has been done to death but I had a flare last year that lasted 32 days. I didn't think I could make it through. Its more typical to have a flare that lasts 7 to 10 days. The year before last I hads one that lasted 20+ days. If I had just my normal pain to deal with, my life would be easy. I wouldn't complain (well maybe/ I would but not about my pain). If I could tame the pain flares, I could handle everything. What do you all think? Susan.