I am new to the board! I'm 39 and have had FM for probably over 25 years. It's been quite a ride. Most of it is now under control...however, I wonder if someone can tell me what form of treatment options there are for facial TrP's (trigger points) and pain from FM? I found a great article at: http://www.immunesupport.com/library/print.cfm?ID=3532&t=CFIDS_FM ...that explains a lot of the pain I go through...mostly eye/eyebrow/ear/teeth. Been misdiagnosed for root canal before - Xrays did not support. Dentist was familiar with FM. We put a temp crown on the cracked tooth (grinding/clenching, a common FM symptom) just in case. The symptoms come and go...It's part of what you get used to with FM...to a point. I also have migraines, but since I went to pain management a year ago, the frequency has dropped to six per year from 12/mo. I've also had cluster headaches...and again, this is different pain. I just don't know what to do for the facial pain and related headaches. They are becoming incapacitating and affecting everything. I work full-time, but not always at full throttle! I do a variety of neck/shoulder exercises, even throughout the day at work, and also do some TMJ exercises (I have the tight mucle type) and accupuncture...but the relief if minimal. I wear a mouthguard at night. I am currently not on any maintenance medication except Zyrtec for allergies. I take Darvocet sparingly and take Axert for migraine onset. I've been reading different drug treatments folks are on...I've been successful with consistent exercise/pain management techniques for most of my body issues. I can knock out flare-ups quickly! I'm up for suggestions! Research tells all about the facial symptoms and where they come from, but not the treatment except for "moist heat" and perhaps muscle relaxers. I want to be armed with info when I go back to my doctor...whom I haven't seen in almost a year. Thanks!