In my 6th month of taking hydroxy, which my rheumy said will be helping by now. Ermm .... still waiting. The pain in my left hip has now spread across the base of my spine to the right hip. My very sympathetic GP has upped the pain relief to 20 mcg Bu Trans but I still need co-codamol top ups. He's chasing the hospital, and I went for more x rays to see if anything shows. I can more or less cope with the Reynauds, don't seem to get as exhausted as many on here, but the pain is very limiting. Steroids are out of the question and I'd be terrified to try as I'm bi polar. Apart from being extremely grateful for an excellent GP, what else can I do?