Hello there, all. I am a 22 year old female, and I was diagnosed with Lupus 4 months ago. I had really bad hand pain and recurring bursitis prior to that which led my doctor to do the ANA testing and it was as high as it could get. He put me on a strong anti-inflammatory (Relafen) and that worked wonders for my hands, but it hasn't been doing much for my shoulder joints, and now lately my hips have been killing me. I have another doctor's appointment scheduled for Wednesday to talk about
the recent hip pain.
I joined this forum looking for ideas for pain relief mainly, as most days are pretty uncomfortable (especially at work). I've tried heating pads, Icy Hot, massages, and I had a cortisone shot in my back/shoulder area last week. Does anyone know of ways to relieve hip pain specifically? It even hurts to sit down, and I have to do that for 7 hours a day, and then it hurts worse to get up and walk haha.
It seems like I'm doomed no matter what, and I'm tired of taking Vicodin every other day. I would appreciate any responses. Thank you!