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Joint pain

Dec 16, 2015 12:52 PM

My joints pain has been getting worse and I don't know what to do. Most of the time now I have trouble standing up. I take plaquenill and it helps a little bit and Idk if I can increase the dosage.
What do you do to for your joints and joint pain?

Dec 16, 2015 1:24 PM

I'm in the same way. As far as joint pain and muscl pain. I'm in lyrica and nortriptylin but its not helping either. I have had to to take my tramadol today also and it just takes the edge off. II would also suggest you could try the rubs. The muscle creams. For me they Burn and hurt more when applied but I know some people find relief. Other then that may e just try a d rest.

Dec 16, 2015 1:40 PM

I hope someone gives you a good answer because I'd like to try it too!

Dec 16, 2015 2:26 PM

Laysha, I'm sorry you're in pain . If your plaquenil isn't working, talk to your Dr about another option. I work at an ophthalmologist and we always let pts know that plaquenil has some effects on the eyes, mainly speeding up the progression of catartacts. If it's not helping, maybe find another med because the effects may not be worth it:p

Dec 16, 2015 3:04 PM

I have Gabapentin and Savella for my nerve pain. I use OTC like Tigers balm, or Equate roll on cool heat it works fairly well. It does burn but in just a little while it goes a way. The results way over rides the discomfort for me. I also use hot packs made with rice in a large wash cloth.

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