I didn't get the water pillow like Ry suggested but I did get a new pillow that is designed for side sleepers and is firm. I can not believe how much better I feel in the mornings since changing pillows!! So a HUGE BIG thank you to the above mentioned ladies that encouraged me to try a new pillow.
Who would've thought that something as simple as a pillow could make such a big difference. I swear I thought I was literally dying in the mornings with the stiff neck, huge headaches and pain in the ribs. But since switching, I haven't had any of that - in fact I woke up this morning (feeling good) and waiting for the other shoe to drop!