I have lived with this extremely painful muscle disorder for years, along with mild fibro. The muscles in my neck have hard, ropey lumps that are painful to the touch. Also the worst spot is on both sides of the very top of my neck, where the muscle attaches to the base of the skull. Just minimal pressure on these spots sends radiating pain to the top of my head. On top of these muscle conditions, I also have herniated discs is my neck. Pain is a way of life now. I must say, that narcotics and muscle relaxers give me a somewhat normal life. I see a lot of people on here that take lyrica, and flexeril etc and are still suffering. If you can tolerate a stronger med like oxycodone, you should take it. DOnt worry about addiction. My neurosurgeon told me you can do permanent damage to your central nervous system if the pain is not controlled. The pain signals are constantly attacking the spinal column and over time becomes oversensitized, thus. even smaller pains become even more painful. This being said, your fibro/chronic pain will become worse over time if the pain is not controlled. A life of chronic pain is no way to live, but at least you can make it as comfortable as possible. I also find that hot tubs/water to be a great help as well.