I know it's the meds, the preds wearing off, I'm in a lot more pain. I wish I could take some kind of inti-inflammatory, they really do help, but it makes my hives so bad I can't stand it. I've tried naproxen, ibuprofen, ultram, and mobic, and every time I end up with huge welts(like the ones that stretch the entire length of my thighs) they itch like crazy, then they hurt down to the bone and then they fade to like a sunburn and as soon as ones gone another pops up somewhere else. As long as I avoid NSAID's and take the claritin , zantac and plaquenil, the hives only peek out during my menstral cycle. I'm really worried that the Dr's won't let me continue to take so much tylenol and narcotics, but the pain in my hands, feet and back get so bad I wouldn't be able to function at all without it. Last night I let the pain meds wear off and was just going to tough it out until I went to bed. Big mistake. I hurt so bad that as soon as I got the kids to bed, I went to bed myself. I really just don't know what to do. I'll tell you though, those prednisone/darvocet highs are great. LOL. I'm so productive, I actually feel like one of those supermoms. The only problem is that it always wears off. I want to thank everyone for their imput and support.
Diagnostic Limbo: Seeing Rheumy since November 07, Taking plaquenil, Cymbalta, Flexeril,Claritin, Zantac,Ambien, vitamin D, Darvocet.