Ok, So i have had pretty bad joint pain that i have not been able to find relief from except using prednisone and now that my dose keeps getting lowered the joint pain has come back. So yesterday my rhuemy gave me some samples of voltaren gel to apply to the joints that are swollen and painful (can't apply to my whole body but to my very painful joints) and I will say it has taken away 60% of the pain! You apply it 4 times a day and so far, it has kept the pain bearable and almost gone!!
So if you haven't tried the Voltaren Gel, I would deffinatly ask your rhuemy about it. I have not had to take any pain medicine today, that is how good it is doing! And since it is a gel, thats one less pill to take, which is a plus for me!
Kidney Diseases & Disorders and Lupus Moderater
Cyclosporine, Prednisone, Lisinopril, Integra Plus, Vitamin D 50,000 units
PRN: Imitrex, hydrocodone, Ambien, Flexeril, Ultram, Darvocet, Zofran
If God brings you to it, he will get you through it!!