I have had RA for a long time and it hits my large joints, knees, elbows hard. I am curious how many in our community take pain meds regularly. I do and often prednisone too. The latter causes blood sugar to rise.
Without the pain meds it is hard to sleep or function. I go to a pain management doctor but had reservations about taking them long term. I have reached the point that I will to maintain quality of life.