These are non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs other wise known as ibuprofen or Motrin, Ansaid, Vicodin, Naproxin, etc. They may take care of pain and you feel that it is your only direction for relief. The awareness I am bringing to the surface is that some of your daily problems of gastrointestinal upset, water retention and swelling or even kidney or liver problems are actually toxic side effects from those pain relievers.
Steroids like prednisone that are used to reduce major flair ups of inflammation are even more detrimental. Their long term side effects like heart disease, eye problems, diabetes and adding to severe osteoporosis majorly outweigh the short term beneficial use.
Taking charge of your own health to find a direction to guide change of life style and eating habits is a first step. Supplements that can reduce the side effects of these toxic medications is another step. Reducing and eliminating the need for so many toxic drugs is crucial to your long term health. There are ways that traditional medicine does not know or care to acknowledge. They are not your only hope.
Start researching what natural methods can do for you. I have proven myself that I could change my blood work from high inflammation markers to normal within 1 year through diet and supplements. Is life perfect? No, but I do not take any toxic medications or am I a slave to the very expensive pharmaceutical world.