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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 99
   Posted 5/30/2009 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I was unable to get out fo that terrible trip to Ohio, so I asked Dr. Great Guy for a script for a pain medication and an inhaker to take with me.  He gave me Tramadol and it mellowed me out but did absolutely nothing for the pain.  So I called back and got a different one.  He gave me Nabumetone and again- it did nothing for the joint pain and body aches that have affected my ability to live my life.  I can't even take a short walk without becoming completely distracted by the pain during and really bad after.  I am leaving for Ohio tomorrow (Sunday) so when I call the doc on Monday I will need to have them call it in to the Walmart* pharmacy in Ohio.  Since it could be a pain to get there (2 rental cars for 5 people) I need this one to get me through the next 2 weeks for sure or hopefully until my rheumy appt in July.  Anything that 100% knocks it out of the park?  I know its a lot to ask and nothing is a sure thing, but desperation is writing this!  I am trying to just get through until my rheumy appt in July. 

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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 2570
   Posted 5/31/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   

There is a slow release Ultram, which is a version of Tramadol, and it is more effective than Tramadol for me. It doesn't cut the pain but it seems to shave off the sharp edges.

I hope you can find something that helps!

SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.

prednisone, plaquenil, leflunomide, neurontin, synthroid, triamterene, actonel, niaspan, tri-est, cymbalta, tricor, acifex

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 363
   Posted 5/31/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I've said it before, but Lortab is my favorite. It's a narcotic with tylenol and for me it doesn't knock me out and takes away enough of the joint pain to be able to take care of my kids and my house. Ultram worked really well for my opain, too but it makde me break out in horrible hives , just like all the NSAID's do to me. I wish you the best of luck and try to get whatever rest you can.


PCP pretty convinced- Lupus , Taking plaquenil,Propranolol,  Flexeril,Claritin, Zantac,Ambien,vitamin B-12, multi- vitamin, Lortab.  Prednisone 15mg daily added 03/09.   Mom of 2 boys 1 and 6.  Symptoms: Fatigue, joint pain, heat/sun sensitivity, mouth and nose sores, malar rash, migranes, awful hives, positive ANA, and RF.



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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 5/31/2009 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I take nabumatone and it takes a few days to get some relief.. How long did you take it... It works great for me... I take one in the morning and one at night.....

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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 2573
   Posted 5/31/2009 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I use darvocet and tramadol but when it is really bad I use vicodin

Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar

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