The fact that your pain gets worse when you lay down is intresting to me. I have had 4 surgerys. When I lay down the first half hour or more is very hard as all the muscles begin to unwind. So much of this pain seems to be dependant on which nerves are being damaged. How much time you spend on your feet, and other activities affect how your body reacts. I have been dealing with this for 17 years. For 3 years Tylenol 4 was all I had. It was hardly worth paying for but at least I felt like I had something to help. Now I am with a pain clinic and am on Oxycotin (30 mg) 3 times daily, flexeral muscle relaxer 4 times daily (really help but make you sleepy) and Tylenol 4 (2 tablets 2 x day). I still only get about 20% pain releif. If you go to pain clinic there are 3 types - be careful to get one that has its roots in anestheioligist, the others are psychiatrist based or chiropractic based. This is not in you head and a good massage will not cure it.