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I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and possibly Lupus (not diagnosed with that yet). I take Skelaxin (muscle relaxer), ultram (light pain med.), only 2 tylenol per day, Relafen, Prednisone and Sulfasalazine.

Currently I need more meds because I hurt really bad. Especially in my legs and arms and other symptoms. But I do not think that my Rheumy dr. will give me anything stronger for pain. She that in the beginning when I first started going to her, about 3-4 years ago.

They are letting me come in this Fri. am, because my steroid shot did not help at all. May only get x-rays and blood tests, to see what else may be wrong with me.

Sorry to go on so long. I cannot take Plaquenil, Methotrexate and some of the others, because I have open sores - might be a rash that is realted to Arthritis or Lupus?! Plus I pick them sometimes/they itch.

Take care.