Hi Melissa. I take celebrex twice daily and arthritis tylenol 2-3 times a day. For bad pain I take neurontin (gabapentin). The arthritis tylenol usually works well for me and it lasts several hours. I recently asked my rheumy for something stronger and he prescribed codeine, but I really didn't feel much difference between the codeine and the neurontin/arthritis tylenol combo, so I don't take the codeine. I also take flexeril every night for stiffness. I hope this helps. Hugs!
Dx: SLE diagnosed 2005, major depressive disorder, diabetes, fibromyalgia, gerd, sleep apnea, hypertension, IBS
Tx: plaquenil, methotrexate, Imuran, prednisone 10mg, flexeril, prozac, celebrex, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, seroquel, arthritis tylenol PRN: ambien, neurontin, promethazine, xanax
supplements: multi vitamin, C, flaxseed oil, calcium/D
Better living through chemistry :D Donna