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Does anyone have any tips on pain management? I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have had since 2005. At the moment I take methotrexate by injection and have been since November last year. I have the arthritis in every joint and the pain I experienced recently when I had a bad flare up was unbearable and I could get no relief despite taking Dihydrocodeine and paracetamol. I did get steroid injections in both my shoulders three weeks ago and that has helped but the pain is starting to get me down. I never have a pain free day just different degrees of pain some days worse than others. My consultant is not very approachable nor is she very understanding so I can’t talk to her. When I was first diagnosed I did not think that after all this time I would be in this situation in fact the pain is much worse. I have also tried relaxation tapes but they did work for a short while but not now, I get to agitated to listen to them. Anyone any ideas?
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