Oh love, I am so sorry you feel so bad! You sound miserable :cry: So, your doctor told you to take 500mg of tylenol, have you done that yet? As with going to the hospital, only you can decide when to enough is to enough. When you hit that point you will know and you will need to go. If you have not tried the tylenol, I would try it and see if it helps. Another thing you can do is call the emergency line at you doctors office. They will have your doctor call you back and you can discuss what you can do in order to make you comfy. Have you tried soaking in the bath tub? Add epson salt to the water and it may help a little. Another thing I do when the pain almost seems to much, I have Tim lightly tickle my back or arms. It helps my nerve endings concentrate on another feeling and sensation and it actually relieves me from some of the pain. Please let me know how you are doing and if you go into the hospital. I am sending you very gentle hugs and thoughts of a pain free night. I wish there was something more that I could do for you right now........keep fighting this :!:
As I grow to understand life less and less,
I learn to love it more and more.
Age 29, Lupus for last 7 years
Medications: Methotrexate, Lyrica, Celebrex, Flexeril, Theophylline, Bactrim, Xopenex, Lisinopril, Ultram