Hi All. Yet another questioon. I had an assault of RA yesterday - the worst yet. It kept me awake all night trying not to scream out loud in agony. Now it's abated and I'm left with hands that are getting increasingly misshapen - not just imagining this my hubby looked this morning and said it looks as though someone has hammered a wedge in between each knuckle and prized with all their might. I told him that is exactly how it felt all night and my ulnar joint (think that's what it's called) was so swollen and hot in middle of night that it was twice it's normal size and the pain even made me throw up at 4am. I took one 15mg codeine and one 500 mgs paracetamol but have run out of Omeprezole (will get next batch tomorrow) and after my recent stomach problems (gallstone or ulcer forming) I just wasn't willing to risk taking any ibuprofen.
So what I would like advice on is what to ask the GP for when I see her tomorrow. I had planned to discuss getting inflam markers taken monthly but right now I need to get pain relief for emergency times sorted rather urgently so I wondered what you people on the pain front line advise. I don't think an ibuprofen would have made any difference to the 24 hour attack on wrists, knuckles and fingers anyway - so what shall I ask for -suggestions please? TTx