Chronic pain is the PITS!! But I don't have to tell you that. I have reached that stage as a fringe benefit associated with crohn's disease and I too, am wondering the best source to curb this constant discomfort. Have darvocet, vicodin and tylenol 4's in my "pharmacy" at home but they don't seem to touch it at all. A HOT shower or whirlpool tub seem to do some temporary relief, but not much more than an hour. Have begun riding my Schwynn Aerdyne again in hopes the activity will do some good. Only been at it about a week so have to give that some more time. Used to do it every day yrs ago and then did the bit with clots in the legs so took a hiatus from that. I always seemed to feel better when I walked too, which had to be put on hold for a while. Still think the walk and the bike activity will do some good. Have you done any of that? It's hard to justify when feeling so rotten but you might give it a go.