I have had to stop the anti-inflammatories because I am having surgery on monday. My rhuematologist asked me at my last appointment (last monday) if I thought they were working for me. I said I didn't think they were doing anything. I felt the same as I did before I first started taking them. Well, having stopped them now, I can tell just how much they were doing for me. Perhaps I got worse without knowing it? The pain and stiffness today is awful. It's going to be a loooong time until surgery monday. Ya'll have any non-med suggestions? If I sit or lay in one position too long I get stiffness and pain here and there and if I try to move around I get pain in other places. I sure would appreciate anything you can tell me. On the bright side, it's good to know that medication IS working for me.