Oh man. You sound in a lot of discomfort. ((((((hugs))))). YOu know, maybe you need to talk to your rheumy about alternative meds? I'm in the same boat as you. I can't take NSAID's due to my low platelet issues and blood thinners. I also refuse to live on higher doses of prednisone. I'm on enough as it is. I need alternatives.
Can you try ice for the joints? Does that make it worse? Maybe heat? Yikes, I don't know what to suggest. I hope you can find some relief soon.
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus