I agree with Lynnwood, it sounds like you may need an anti inflammatory (NSAIDS) in the form of an prescription. This would be something you would take daily, there are literally hundreds out there to choose from. Hopefully your doctor can pick the right one for you the first time but if it doesn't work get him to pick another one. This will really help with your joint pain. I have a lot of joint pain and on Plaquenil which helps some, also on an NSAIDS which helps some too, but I can certainly tell if I skip ONE of them.
I hope you find relief soon! Take care
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DX: Lupus, Sjogrens, Raynaud's, Hashimoto's and Celiac Disease
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid and Tramadol (as needed) and magic mouthwash ( as needed for mouth sores)