I need some suggestions, please! I started a flare 3 or 4 days ago and I can't take ibuprofen or any NSAIDS because I have a stomach ulcer. I started 10 mg of prednisone a day but it's not helping enough with my severe arthritis pain. I see my specialist in a week, but just not sure how to function until then. I could take tramadol or hydrocodone but I don't think they help all that much, and they make me feel weird.