Hi! and welcome,
I never did "drugs", smoked anything, or drank anything more than one summer beer, but have avoided narcotics since dx. in 2005. I take meloxicam daily, and use a Flector patch prn, which helps me immensely, where ever the joint pain is worse. Hope you feel better soon,
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Degenerative Osteoarthritis, Asthma
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, meloxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily. (20-40mg prn), Vit. B12 2400 mcgs, Vit D 1000U, Calcium, Flector patch prn, Ambien and Elavil every night. Advair, Albuterol and DuoNeb inhalers.