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Besides tramadol is there anything else I can use for my joint pain with sle lupus?
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Control inflammation
Joint pain in lupus is usually due to inflammation.
Control that and you will likely control the pain.

In brief: Control inflammation
Joint pain in lupus is usually due to inflammation.
Control that and you will likely control the pain.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
In brief: Ask your doctor
In general, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories ("nsaids" like ibuprofen, naproxen) are common treatments for sle joint pains.
Prednisone is helpful in cases of swollen and warm joints. Nsaids can also be applied topically. Other possible otc drugs include omega 3 fatty acid supplements and tylenol (acetaminophen). All these can have side effects and toxicity so it's important to discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Ask your doctor
In general, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories ("nsaids" like ibuprofen, naproxen) are common treatments for sle joint pains.
Prednisone is helpful in cases of swollen and warm joints. Nsaids can also be applied topically. Other possible otc drugs include omega 3 fatty acid supplements and tylenol (acetaminophen). All these can have side effects and toxicity so it's important to discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
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