I have had RA for eleven years. I do not take perscript
ion pain meds largely because the only two I tried (toradol for kidney stones and codiene when I had my wisdom teeth extracted) left me completely disfunctional. One dose of Codiene (T-3) put me out for fourteen hours and I was lopey for hours more.
So, are there other meds (I do like tylenol but have to use it sparingly because of the plaq) I can't do NSAIDS because I may have had a cross reaction with the mtx.
So, I know ice on hot joints heat on inflamed but no longer hot joints but what else do you do.
I especially have problems with my knee while trying to go to sleep.
Any hints would be appreciated.