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Hi Mad,

My rheumy dr. gives me, ultram (light pain pill), skelaxin (muscle relaxer), prednisone (bad for you, but it helps the pain and swelling), and relafen. She started me on Methotrexate, but if you have surgery or infections, you must stop that particular med. I am also taking something that starts with Sulfa_________. That is so "ok", that even pregnant ladies can take it.

I am still in pain and have swollen hands, and fingers, wrists and knuckles. But, the above meds help. Your rheumatologist just has to figure out which drugs are best for you. I have a bad stomach with lots of ailments in it, so I have to go the non Aleve route.

Take care and bother the heck out of those Doctors!