I think I may be dealing with some sort of myofascial pain syndrome along with my FMS. For years now, going on over 20 years, I have had pain down both sides of my neck in the front. I do have TMJ which was diagnosed before my FMS, but I am not sure that this is what is causing this pain. I do have trouble opening and closing my jaw as well. I go to a massage therapist about once every other month and she said these muscles were called the sternomastoclodial (I don't think I spelled that right) muscles. Obviously, since I have had pain and tenderness in these muscles for so long, I know it's not anything fatal, just so weird. The last time I mentioned this to a regular PCP which was years ago, he just gave me Elavil, but he never really told me what it was. I was fitted with a mouthgauard years ago, but it did not take the tenderness away. Also, the Elavil never took this pain away either, so I stopped using it for that reason and also the nasty side effects of the drug. They hurt when massaged, but it also feels good to dig into these muscles, but not too deep either or else they will be extra sore. Having this kind of constant pain along with my other FMS pain is so depressing, especially when I don't know what it could be other than a side effect from the TMJ. This pain was one of my first symptoms in a list of symptoms that have followed, then my TMJ diagnosis came next, then the FMS, so I feel like a walking mess. But, I also feel that no one else has this problem, not even other FMS people, I feel alone in trying to describe how it feels, so I just don't even bring it up to doctors anymore. My massage therapist says my neck muscles in the front do not feel any different than anyone else she has worked on, so I just don't know where to go from here. Any advice? Hugs, Chelz.