My daughter was diagnosed with arthritis over a year ago. The Dr.s kept prescribing Naprosen with absolutely no results. After using high doses of prednisone to get the SED rate down they weaned her off of the prednisone. When she had another flare they gave her Relafen. This drug worked immediately and her toe that was inflamed and her sceriosis on her elbows also dissappeared, maybe Relafen would work for your arthritis also. We were also concerned with the side affects of the Methyltracet(spelling) also!