I have RA, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Anemic and high blood pressure. I am taking Arthrotec, MTX, Prednisone, Coversyl, and Tiazac XC. I am waiting to see a Rheumatologist for biological medications. I am still having alot of pain even when I increase the Prednisone. I have tried exercise, rest, phyical therepists, hot and cold. I have even tried to trick my brain into beleaving that I don’t have pain. Is there any thnig that I can do to help with the pain that does not include more drugs or something that I have not tried.
I hope your visit with a rheumatologist comes soon. If your pain is due to inflammation from RA, then treatment should be with more or different medication. If your pain is due to non-inflammatory problems such as degenerative arthritis, tendinitis, fibromyalgia– then your doctor may prescribe exercise, physical therapy, etc. A rheumatologist should be of great help in sorting this out.