I'm wondering if anyone has advice about how to cope with dental work. I have fibromyalgia and had my first filling several years ago. The result was intense pain for 3 or 4 weeks, which was finally alleviated some by craniosacral therapy. I am due to have 2 fillings next month and am very nervous. My dentist seemed surprised that I'd experienced such problems. I asked if I should use a muscle relaxer or something this time around and she said sure, if I want to have my doctor prescribe on that's fine. I've never used a muscle relaxer before and don't know if this is appropriate or if there's something else that might be more useful. My last filling was in my upper row of teeth but the bulk of my pain was actually in the lower row, as if the pain were primarily a result of pressure applied by the dentist on my lower mouth while trying to reach the filling. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!