Hi, I got diagnosed with fibromyalgia 3 years ago but suffered the symptoms for 8 years, it's gradually got worse and I'm now suffering my worst ever flare up, and I'm on week 8 of this flare up. Usually my flares only last around 5-7 days. This time I've ended up in hospital they wanted me to stay in as the muscles down my right side from neck to lower back had gone into complete spasm. I couldn't get myself in and out of the bath, or walk up and down steps, I've had to stay at my mums house for the whole 8 weeks and I'm still just as bad. Has anyone else suffered a severe flare, and if so how long did it last? And have you suffered more regular flares after a severe one? I know everyone is different but it's the not knowing what to expect that is driving me insane. I'm only 24 and have a 5 year old, who as had to help undress me and brush my hair at times! I'd like to know what to expect for my future as well as my little girls.