I am new here, and wanted to ask about... pain killers, so I have painful swollen joints in hands feet and parroted glands and my GP has done blood tests which indicate rheumatoid arthritis and has referred me to a specialist (thankfully next weds 2 April) I am allergic to anti inflammatory and NSAID's so I have been out on oxyxodone for the pain, but there are times like today when it doesn't really touch the pain.. I have very little appetite and I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to better manage this... I think I am also frustrated that the mind is willing but the body isn't so, I feel guilty and I am rubbish at it. I attempted to vacuum the house earlier, didn't get far as I couldn't even uncoil the lead so I sat and cried for ages and just feel hopeless... the pain has been really bad and usually to work through pain by cleaning as it takes my mind of it, its not happening for me....... does anyone else feel like this?? I feel like I am going crazy, I just want my life back and want to get back to work and 'normal'.