Living within my energy envelope helps with muscle and joint pain. Too much activity, or more than I'm used to, or too much exercise, will bring about a LOT of pain for a long time. So I pace myself, with increases being very tiny and with a day or two, or more, in between. Gentle exercise, moved into gradually, helps sometimes in the pain department. (That's during the periods when I'm able to exercise, there have been time periods when it was out of the question. If you know you are NOT up to it, or know it might precipitate a crash, NEVER let anyone push you into exercise. There is a time for it and there are times to avoid it. You are the best judge for your own body and well-being.) Taking Omega3 oil, over a period of a few months, decreased my pain level, especially in my arms which had been pretty bad previously. I ran out of it after taking it for a few months, and the decreased pain increased. Got some more oil and within 48 hrs, it was greatly reduced. Rescue Remedy drops helped when I was having panic attacks 2 yrs ago. My right elbow and forearm, already punky and tender from tendinitis, would get hit with searing pain, and sharp pains that felt like an animal was biting into it. It could go on and on for hours, even after the panic attack was gone. A few drops of Rescue Remedy would remove the panic with under 60 seconds (amazing) and greatly reduce the pain in my arm. I think avoiding grains and sugar also tends to reduce my pain level.