I've suffered from chronic pain for over 8 1/2 years. It's mostly neck, head and shoulders but also affects my upper back down to my shoulder-blades. And very often leads to migraines. I have had no diagnosis and nothing significant showed up on an MRI scan. I have tried chiropractors, osteopaths, cranio-sacral therapy, Alexander Technique, yoga, massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture, reflexology, rest, exercise and changes to my diet. I took tramadol for ages and coming off it led to a mental breakdown. Now I am off the anti-depressants I needed to get through that, my pain has got worse again. There is not much relief from it. I have noticed, however, that sometimes having a sugary drink or a cake or biscuit can ease the pain a little. Has anyone else experienced this, and does anyone know why this would happen? It never works if the pain is really bad, and definitely does nothing if the pain has gone to a migraine (nothing helps then) - but on occasions when it is less severe, it can sometimes help.