Are you still taking plaquenil? Any others? You really need to address the specific cause of your pain. If you have lupus, then the cause is likely inflammation. The plaquenil takes several months to build in your system. . . it is taken long term to help control inflammation. The neurontin might have been prescribed for nerve pain. You haven't really shared what is causing your pain, where it is. If it is pinched nerve in your spine, then sometimes physical therapy can help. I have to make sure I fit in PT for my back, shoulders, neck, etc. each day or I eventually end up in a lot more pain.
A doctor should NOT just hand out narcotics w/o also working on the cause of your pain.
I'm so sorry you are in so much pain and have limited choices for health care . . . but I wanted to welcome you to the forum.
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