I am trying to cope with chronic Myofascial pain without strong pain meds and am beginning self Myofascial release exercises for 3 weeks now. I, too, have family history of mental illness and anxiety, and I guess I probably have this illness due to high anxiety and tension in my life. I am a RSP teacher and feel a lot of stress on a daily basis which is a detriment. I have experienced some relief from the exercise program but am not pain free. I take ibuprofen and ambient for sleep, but don't ever feel free of pain. I have faith in God and He keeps me in the right direction. Any suggestions for everyday pain suppression?