I had an ileostomy in February with a temporary colostomy bag. I am off all RA meds because they suppress the immune system and I am healing. Problem is I am cleared to go back to work in retail but now my knees are acting up. I had a depot shot in each knee because they are bothered by both osteo and RA. Shot worked for 2 days and now my right knee is acting up, can't bend it without pain. I have tramadol and 8 hr Tylenol for arthritis, what else can I take? Ibuprophen works well for infalmation but my rheumy doesn't want me to take it because of my ileostomy. Anybody got any suggestions?