I've been so sick these past few days with a fibro flare-up, much sicker than normal, and feeling really terrible. I am of the opinion that there is a cause for everything if we only knew what it was, so I try to connect flare-ups to events in hopes of avoiding repeat performances. I was wracking my brain trying to connect this one to soemthing. Could it be crying--I had several events t cry about, a death of a friend, a difficult confrontation, etc. Or, could it be not crying--I wanted to cry--badly, the crying wanted to come out, but I was in a situation where I was embarrassed to be crying. Stress can exacerbate fibro, and I've been somewhat stressed--but not a whole lot more than usual--I always feel somewhat stressed. And reviewing my food intake, I was thinking that I'd been eating SAFE FOODS only. Then it hit me. I was grazing. Grazing on free samples. I'd gone to the Village Market just before dinner and there was a plethora of free samples laid out--sausages (5 kinds), bologna (5 kinds), chips, crackers and dips, etc etc, and as I went around, I took a small sample of each--the samples were SMALL, but there were a lot of them. I don't know this for sure, but I am suspecting the free samples. The unknown food. Bologna sometimes has milk it it--even sausage sometimes does. Bologna can have soy in it too. Luckily, so far today, I feel at least a little better. Yesterday I felt horrid.