Does anyone else have SEVERE pain in their neck and shoulder areas? I mean I hve pain all over but that I can deal w/ along w/ the being cold all the time.. (fingers, dupa, thighs and nose) all of that is more anoying than anything else but NOTHING seems to help the neck and shoulder areas...THey feel wound up tight like wehn you wring out a towl or wrap a rubber band around something...I have tried heat packs, cold packs, alternating them, a heating pad, massage.. hot hot hot showers.. which help while in the bath but the pain is back w/i 10 min after...I cant walk around all day with a hot pack or heating pad around my nek and shoulders! Does anyone have any other suggestions...BTW I am "newly" dx w/ FM and I do take Clebrex in the am and amitryplin in the pm.. i have taken other stuff along the lines of the celebrex.. but as the do cs said that I just a had a viral infection untill about6-7 weeks ago I have not had that many meds...I nknow that soe one was kind enough to suggest Flexeril.. but my doc really doesn't want me to take meds...not that i want to be on muscle relaxers or antidpressants or the like all of my life..I am only 33 but I am so sick to death of being in pain all of the time..I have 3 girls to chase after and stufI do not work anymore andI feel so usless to my family because i hurt all of the time...I know that my husband is SICK of hearing me ask for him to rub this or that body part...I have been complaining about pain in all of those areas on the diagram for atleast 10 yrs and remmber my former general practice doc remarking on "how curious that was" but her never did anyting.. no tests.. the same w/ the former chiroprator...so I stopped going untill the pain was so bad I couldn't even go up or down the stairs.. I must admit that it isn't that bad anymore.. but that darned neck and shoulder area.. it is DRIVING ME CRAZY.. I really must go now asI relaize that I am starting to ramble.. but I really must have needed to vent.... but if anyone has any suggestions on that neck/shoulder pain it would be GRATLY appreciated!!! before I forget does anyone else feel 100x worse now that it is COLD?