Thank you for the response. My Rhuemetologist doesn't take too much stock in Lyrica and such, so no I do not take them. I was taking generic Vicodin for a month or so after being on Relafen for 10 yrs., did not help. The Vicodin offered some relief, but my Rhuemetologist, who did not prescribe them, did not like that they were narcotics and the body eventually would build up a tolerance and the possibility of addiction is always there, so he prescribed the Tramadol for me, we'll see how they do, only on for 2 days now. The pain will remind me to take the Ribose. I do take the other supplements you mentioned, except the fish oil, I used to but didn't notice much relief. Thanks again for your reply.
Have you tried the fibro meds like Lyrica, Cymbalta or Savella? I have had a lot of relief from Lyrica and did not sleep well until I started it. D-Ribose (only when I remember to take it) really helps. An excellent multi-vitamin, vitamin D, C0Q10, selenium and fish oil may also help. Not sure what pain relievers you have tried but do be aware that Tramadol doesn't work for everyone. It does nothing for me. I take ibuprofen and Tylenol 3's as needed. I hope you find some relief.