Haven't had any pain meds myself..but imarzz and a few others have had really good luck with something called ultram. Have you heard of that one? I know that she has recommended that before. Curious though, why do you need to be careful with tylenol and plaq? My rhuemy told me that the arthritis-strength tylenol was good one to take, and it lasts eight hours. Even after I had the liver enzyme scare, she still said it was ok. I take plaq too, along with Celebrex and enbrel injections.
Have you tried elevating your knee a little on a pillow? Maybe a different potions would ease some of the pressure? Just a thought....
Hope you get a good night's sleep!
Hope the pillow helps some. I broke my leg a few years ago, a really bad fracture just under the knee, and had to sleep with it for months. It was the only way I could sleep at all. Thanks for clearing up the tylenol/plaq thing...had me a bit concerned as to whether I was mixing too many meds. Never heard of the mtxs/nsaid problem either. What happened to you with that? The whole time I was on mtx, I took ibuprophen or celebrex...this gets a little scary. So many different opinions from different docs.