Muscle aches, joint aches, neck pain, back pain, headaches, whatever you've got that hurts in relation to ME/CFS - what do you do about it? Prescription, non-prescription, alternative therapies? ETA: Medical marijuana? I'm currently at the end of my rope with my primary physician, who means well but doesn't know anything at all about pain management in ME/CFS. Attempts to get me referred to the pain clinic at my HMO have run into a brick wall: they finally told me point-blank, "We don't treat chronic fatigue syndrome." :Retro mad: I'm particularly interested in knowing which prescription drugs work best for people so I can hopefully have some informed conversations with either my primary or whatever doctor I wind up with (I'm currently trying to weasel my way back into the Infectious Diseases department). But all suggestions would be welcome. What do you take? What dosages? Do you take it regularly or "as needed"? What have you tried that DOESN'T work? I know already that over-the-counter NSAIDs don't seem to do a thing for my pain - ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. I have quite a bit of muscle pain; joint pain which isn't quite as bad; but worst of all is neck pain, right at the C7 verterbra and making its way from there into my shoulders and even my upper chest. I've been diligently working with a physical therapist for some time on my neck issues, but it just doesn't seem to help enough - when I'm in a bad day/flareup, my neck is going to wind up hurting a LOT no matter what I do.