I'm so sorry that you are in so much pain, Christi. I think most of us can sympathize. Unfortunately, it's pretty much a stab in the dark as to what will work for each person. Once again, what seems to work for one person, won't work for another.
At one point, when Vicoden no longer helped at all, I had a doc want to put me on Oxycodone - that's when I said "nope! not going there!!" Fortunately, I found an amazing Chinese Medicine doc that was a miracle worker with acupuncture. It was the only thing that helped to control my pain levels.
In my opinion, it's best to try to control the inflammation combined with controlling the pain, as they are both involved. Boswellia, turmeric and ginger root. http://www.naturalnews.com/037376_curcumin_boswellia_chronic_pain.html
This combo may take a week or more to help though, so you will want to do as the others are suggesting as well with the warm Epsom salt soaks. I know that when I thought I was going to go out of my mind with the pain, that helped me the most. I would spend most of the day in warm water (without the Epsom salts) as it soothed my joints and bones.
I hope that this eases up for you very, very soon.
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