Thanks for the replies!
I just saw my gastroenterologist who has told me to stop the salasapyrin and try something else, still waiting for an appointment- it takes so long to get an appointment with these specialists! In the meantime I have just given up smoking, 3 days now! Hard work but i figure it must be done Lots of exercise and no smoking should see a great improvement in things :) Its great to be able to hear stories of other peoples health and what you guys do to improve things, do you find that anything else (not pharmacuticals) helps? Diet, natural remedies etc. I read somewhere that emu oil can help sore joints? Has anyone used that before? Thanks for the supportive messages