I have been experiencing muscle pain above all my joints, my neck, and in my lower back since November 2018 and it has not gone away. It is super weird to me because I am only 20 years old, and can no longer play sports or workout. Now, I know a large part of the problem is because I used to lift like a madman with little to no stretching, so that is the root of the problem. However, I have participated in numerous different physical therapies, with the most success I have seen is about an 60 percent improvement for shoulder impingement. I recently went to what was probably my fourth doctor (he is a rheumatologist) and he diagnosed me with myofacial pain, although he did not feel my muscles. He told me I would have to completely change my diet and eat anti-inflammatory foods, focus on de-stressing myself through meditation and yoga, and try to not focus on discomfort, and he gave me a muscle relaxer as well. I told him I was depressed and he told me that is because I am down on myself because of what I am going through. I have no clue what to do, and am super down on myself because as a 20 year old this is devastating news. I have tried his advice for a couple days however cannot seem to de-stress. I am not sure if I should try his advice for a coupe more weeks or seek other help. Please let me know if you have any other answers or have experienced something like this.