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Best Anti-inflammatory

Best Anti-inflammatory

I was wondering which anti-inflammatory has worked best for everyone. My fingers are always so swollen and the pain is bad. I do have RA also, but the swelling is just ridiculous and embarrassing. I used to wear a size 8 on my ring fingers, but now it would be about a THIRTEEN and that's no exaggeration. I use ice, Voltaren gel, and Etodolac. Etodolac is expensive this year and isn't working anyway. Any advice?

posted February 6, 2021
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Lynda- Have used naprosyn for breakthrough pain and swelling with some success but on Humira for my primary treatment though I am doing Lucraderm and some CBD oil sublingually.

posted February 6, 2021
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

I also take Etodolac once a day & Voltaren. I'm also on Humira & inject methotrexate once a week... I DO have one 'sausage' finger... But it's my little finger both of them have always been somewhat curved ... ;) However, I wear a fleshy colored spling on that finger because it also has the swan ??? Mostly it helps so it doesn't get locked bent - then it hurts to click it straight...

posted May 26, 2021
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

I'm tolerating the Sulfasalazine now (stomach-wise) and it has gotten rid of all of my pain & inflammation except the inflammation in my hands and fingers... but its a lot better... and no pain, just stiffness... I can't bend my right thumb completely, but it doesn't stop me from doing things... I started taking Enbril in April to see if it would help with the inflammation in my hands, but have to stop temporarily due to my surgery on June 15 (Nothing to do with PSA) so I can't start it again until a month after surgery, so I'll let you know around October...

posted May 25, 2021
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Years ago when I was first diagnosed, my Ortho Dr prescribed Lodine or Etodolac & I've been on it ever since. It's an NSAID. I always say, Tylenol Arthritis is for my pain & Lodine greases up my joints...

posted March 4, 2021
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member

My fingers, tops of my hand where the knuckles are are, I have inflammation & my right thumb is very swollen... It doesn'tsound like it is as bad as yours... I wear a size 8 on my ring finger normally as well, and my engagement ring is a size 8... I can get it on to the knuckle, but am afraid to push it on any further right now... But it wouldn't be much more than an 8 1/2 if I needed it resized, but want to wait until they switch me from the sulfasalazine to enbril to see if it helps with the inflammation... The sulfasalazinewss helping with the pain some, but not getting rid of all of the inflammation & I think it is giving me stomach irritation & inflammation, so I don't really want to keep taking it if I don't have to....

posted February 17, 2021

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