Hi Y'all, I'm one of those that has no option except narcotics. Every single anti-inflammatory, ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin,ultram, mobic, arthrotec, everything makes my hives flare in an uncontrollable way. Huge itchy, painful welts all over my body. So right now I'm taking darvocet four times a day and now it's starting not to work as well. I'm becoming too adjusted to it. I hate to ask my pcp for something stronger because I don't want to turn into a zombie, but I have 2 small boys, 6 and 14 months. If I try to just deal with the pain in my hands and feet, I find it hard to walk or even pick up the baby. If anyone has any suggestions that are non-narcotic or even mild narcotic that works for Lupus and Fibo, please let me know. I've looked up every arthiritis medicine and all of them have uticaria warnings. Pred makes me feel great, but we all know what happens with long term daily pred use. I'd love to be able to exercise, but my hands and feet can't take anything more strenuous then light housework and childcare. I'm really beyond caring about
addiction, I know eventually I'll have to taper off these drugs, but who knows, maybe by then we'll have a cure, better tx options or something. In the mean time , I take each day one at a time, take my pain pills, thank God for beautiful children and do the best I can. Sigh. I really wanted to be a "Super-mom" and I struggle with what I'm not able to do for my children. But I do know that children raised around a chronic illness tend to be more compassionate and caring. Perhaps this illness will end up helping my children to be stronger and more caring adults. So sorry, I didn't mean to get so far off topic, suffering from a bit of brain fog today. I'm really trying to find any positives in this situation. Thanks for the vent and God Bless.
Diagnostic Limbo: Seeing Rheumy since November 07, Taking plaquenil, Cymbalta, Flexeril,Claritin, Zantac,Ambien, vitamin D, Darvocet.