I have arthritis, it's not osteoarthritis... I'm guessing it's just some inflammatory thing, my rheumatologist didn't give me much in way of information... she just put me on Sulindac which didn't do enough for me, and is also an NSAID, so I just dumped it. I try not to take anything for it other than Tylenol, and I take that so often that it hardly does anything. I will take an ibuprofen only if I can't walk.
Sometimes it's really bad, I can't walk (well, I guess I could, but not far and I want to cry--and I have a high pain tolerance). It's usually in my knees, but sometimes it moves to my elbows (sometimes so bad it's really painful to use my arms, which really sucks when you're writing Chinese characters for an hour+).
One night on an I-can't-walk night I tried to find the Vicodin I had for my Wisdom teeth but my mom had hidden it from me. But even for my teeth it didn't make much of a difference, just put me to sleep.
What do I do??
19yr old female diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
125mg Azathioprine 1xday / 1 Mesalamine enema every night /
2000mg Fish Oil 1xday / 500mg Turmeric 3xday /
450mg Boswellia 1xday / 400IU Vitamin E 1xday
Arthritis in both knees
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome