I suffer from fibromyalgia and I can say this takes the edge off. It's not a miracle working gel that you just rub on and it makes the pain instantly disappear, but it's not meant to be. This takes the edge off just enough so I can do things through out the day and sleep at night when I'm having a mild flare up. It smells wonderful and basically melts as you rub it on, which is great. Because it basically melts, a little goes a long way. I've had my tube for over a year and it's still not completely empty. The fact that this is all natural is even better!