Concerning severe chronic arthritis, lower back and hips, for over 40 years. Most recent prescriptions are Vicodin 50 mg, 1625 mg of acetaminophen, ibuprofen 2400 mg per day. Recently I have been receiving steroid (I think) shots in my spine, after 1st shots I felt real good, near pain free, for 3 days, then things went back to normal. 2nd shots about 6 weeks later, felt good for 7 days, then backwards. I have appointment for 3rd shots end of July, then I don't know what . My pain level is "0" at rest, "10" after only a couple of minutes of doing anything, walking, dishes, changing the bed sheets is brutal. Any suggestions? By the way, all my medical needs are from the V.A.
Regards, Earl