I have rheumatoid arthritis, and just take sulfasalazine now. I was taking this with methotrexate, but had to stop the latter after a year as I kept getting one infection after another.
My experience with turmeric and black pepper
I went on organic turmeric with black pepper tablets and since then never looked back. I hardly have any pain now. They started to work after a week, and I've been on them for a year now. I still take the sulfasalazine with them. Give it a try. Definitely works for me, and there has been some good write ups about it as well.
Do you struggle with insomnia?