oops sorry I have not been online here in a while.
to answer questions on why I cannot take a biologic, it is because of my liver enzymes; they got very high and I was sooo sick, (although lost some weight lol) plus I have taken nearly all of them and only had good results with Remicade then stopped working.
I am not sure what other Dmards are out there that I have not tried, and also I have had some allergic reactions to some like Methotrexate, Sulfasalizine, etc.
I saw my Rhy recently and she had no idea what else to do, just said to keep on the Plaquenil and that is it.
I am not sure either, I so do not want more joint replacement surgeries. I dont know if there is much left that is not replaced LOL
As far as NSAIDS go , Tylenol is about the only one I can take; yep, allergic reactions to aspirin, ibuprofen, big reaction to Alleve...
That is why I am posting, just not sure of anything left that I can do? My pain dr can see my pain has increased but we tried going up in the meds and liver could not handle that either, sooo , just trying to hang on. :)
I dont want to do surgery for a pain pump yet, I just keep hoping and praying that there is something else that can releive the inflammation, so to speak getting to the root of the problem and thereby reducing pain at its source.
What I am planning on doing now is mustering the strength to do water aerobics once it warms up , I dont even know that I can move too well lately but I will try.
part of me also wonders if I should change my rhy? I dont know. Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. Keep them coming!