Keeping inflammation at bay is paramount. Medications can help in that regard, but so can what you eat. There all sorts of lists out there on the internet of foods to avoid or eat, but the "Mediterranean Diet" is the easiest way to say it. I don't follow it strictly (I'm supposed to be gluten-free, but I cannot and will not do without PIZZA!!! or CHEESEBURGERS!!! or CHOCOLATE!!!), but I try to keep close to it, and spread the "bad" stuff out over time. I try to balance carbs & proteins for diabetes also. Arthritis Today has an article of interest:
I first read that in the paper-print mag of it at my doctor's office a while back (most doctor's offices have People, Better Housekeeping, etc.). Even dental hygiene can make a difference (or so they say). A combination of "all of the above", with doctor consultation is probably most effective, though be realistic. I was doing plaquenil and ibuprofen regularly, with the ocassional use of flexeril & oxycodone (??) when needed.
"There but for the grace of God, go I."
"... His mercy endureth for ever."