blood tests allways come back negative for everything, and there is never any sign of inflamation.......... so why is it the only thing that gives me any relief from joint, abdo, and pluretic pain, is nsaid's or steroids??? I have been taking max dose of naproxen/ diclofenac (I alternate depending on if joints or abdo hurts most) along with pain patches, tramadol, and dihydocodine for years now. I keep telling docs that the opiates do not work, it's the nsaids that are helping, I would happily give all others back if I could take 3/4 x more nsaids each day. I have tried doing this, (I know they cause damage but i had had enough of being fobbed off with more and more opiates.) I took 4000mg naproxen, 4x 1000mg per day, for 3 days- I had 3 days relitivly pain free). recently had 2 weeks of 10mg prednisolne per day, this produced same result, but rhuemy says I cant have it as blood tests are normal!!!
If my bloods are normal i.e. no inflamation............ why do nsaids and steroids work??????
Im fed up of having no quality of life. I recently was awarded PIP (daily living and mobility - standard rate), but I dont want to be disabled!!!! If the tablets work surly I that shows theres something going on dispite the bloods being negative???
note: 2 1/2 yrs ago I had exploratory surgery. dispite all bloods and swabs being negative, when they cut me open I was full of inflamation and infection. they had to wash out my abdominal cavity and cut adhessions (no previous surgerys), they sent the fluid they found off for anayisis but no infection was found. this is proof that there can be inflamation even when blood tests say theres not?????