SLE, limited scleroderma, Sjogrens, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, seizure disorder, Raynauds, Autoimmune Enchephalopathy
there are several different dmards that you can try. Sulfasalazine and methotrexate are some of the older ones. The tnf-inhibitors are a relatively new class of drugs that also may help (Enbrel, Humira, remicade, and a couple of new ones that were just approved this year). Many people with RA have GI issues, so they cannot take any of the NSAIDS either. Also, don't forget plaquenil. Many people with inflammatory arthritis get relief from plaquenil.
Hope you find something that works,
what about 6MP or Imuran? sulfasalazine, cyclosporine, arava, plaquenil, penicillamine and mesalamine can also be prospectives for treatment. bring those guys up @ your next rheummy appt.
Imuran plus Humira and mesalamine were helping my case of RA...Imuran i think the most. also have ER Morphine and dilaudid for overall pain. steroids and ice are like the only things that make the throbbing joint pain easier to deal with (barely).
i as well have issues with nsaids. i bleed rectally from them while on em'. and w/ CD it worsens symptoms.
i wish you well emmi.