Hello I'm fairly new here and would appreciate any advice you could share. I've been a nail tech for 20 yrs and I've always had times where I get muscle soreness but a massage always helped in the past. I started having increased pain about a year ago and I finally went to my Dr and she gave me Robaxin and Vicodin. I'm still in pain the muscle relaxer helps but when it's really bad nothing really helps but to just do nothing for a few days. I am FULL of knots and having a massage helps but as soon as I resume working I'm right back to where I was with the pain. There are days I wake up and my hip muscles hurt so bad I can hardly walk. Ive had to limit the activities I do because it doesn't take much at all to set this off. I've noticed that if I have a few extra days off from work I start feeling better and don't need to take pain meds on some days. I only allow myself a half a Vicodin at a time mainly because I hate the way it makes me feel and also I'm scared to death I'll end up addicted. Do I have to quit working all together to have a normal pain free life? I'm scared to tell my husband that...I'm not sure how he'd feel about me not working. He is pretty understanding when I'm not feeling well but I can't go to work come home in pain every day and keep on top of all of the household things too. I've been going through an extreme amount of stress this past year and I'm wondering if my pain might ease up once this situation passes. Please give some insight on what I should do here...thanks!