Yes, I have both as well. Was told by the doc that it's a "continueum"....one leads to the other. The ropes and knots are so painful. I've been having pain on my scalp, ear and neck area around the jaw...new pain. When I touched my scalp it felt like I had banged my head on something....exquisitely tender to even light touch. My neuromuscular massage therapist worked on the area last night and said the muscle band that extends from the jaw/ear back into the scalp was extremely tight and "ropey". It was uncomfortable while she was working on it, but feels better today. I have those "ropes" in my thighs and arms, too. Has anyone ever had trigger point injections?