I have similar ailments. I am 67 years old and in decent health for my age.  I am on too many meds for mildly high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and non-insulin Type-2 diabetes. The pain started about a month ago and I thought it was due to new pillows. There is no obvious cause and effect to anything…diet, exercise, lifting, stress, etc. The last two times I took Alleve and after about three hours I was able to fall asleep.

My frustration is that I can’t pinpoint any particular cause and that it comes and goes for no obvious reason.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I see my regular doctor in two weeks, but I am not optimistic and I definitely don’t want any more meds!