Domanique, I agree with Redrose about Tramadol. It may not kill your pain but it will certainly take off the edge. I'm having a lousy flare and more pain than usual and went to my PCP asking for something stronger. She called in a script for Celebrex (which I should but won't take because I have serious reflux and a hiatal hernia) and Ultram. Ultram is a slow release version of Tramadol. It especially helps in the morning when I wake up because it's already working and that's when my pain is the worst. And I don't have to try to remember when I last took it, nor do I have to take it with me during the day. It's not like popping Lortabs, but who wants to get hooked on those. I take one at bedtime and it works until the next evening.
I believe that our doctors see much more addiction to pain killers than we do and figure that we're better off dealing with pain than dealing with addiction. They are probably right. (she says as she feebly walks away like a 95 year old crippled old woman.....)
I hope you find some relief for your pain.
Lupus, osteoarthritis, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.
cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, tramadol, actonel, tri-est, imitrex, cymbalta, tricor, acifex, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin