So sorry to hear you have had to retire and that you have this pain. I hope someone recommends a good pain med, I can't. But, I have had lots of joint problems in the last couple of years. Was about to have surgery on my hands and decided to try more natural approach. Discovered that the Nightshade family of foods was causing lots of my problems. A nutritionist told me that perhaps 20% of the population is affected. That family includes tomato, potato, peppers, paprika, eggplant, red pepper, chili powder. I gave it a try and have no problems with my hands unless I forget and eat some of these (which include some of my favorites, bummer, but worth getting rid of the pain.) I know lots of folks don't want to go this route, but I liked it since it was free and has no side effects except potato chip and salsa withdrawals!!
Sincerely, I hope this improves for you. If I forget and take the Tasigna with foods the sides are worse, that may be something to be really careful with.
Good luck, we need all we can find!!
DX 09-2011 PCR 8.08 not IS WBC 17 , Began Tasigna 600mg
in 2012 Tasigna 450mg/day ,in 2013-2017 Tasigna 300mg/day
09-11/ 8.08 not IS
03-12/ 0.054 not IS
06-12/ 0.035 not IS
09-12/ PCRU, 01-13/ PCRU
4-13/ 0.042 IS
7-13/ 0.014 IS
11-13/ PCRU, 04-14/ PCRU
8-14/ 0.006 IS
PCRU: 12-14/ 05-15/ 10-15/ 02-16/
09-16/ 02-17/ 09-17/
10-17 tapered off
11-3-17 Stopped Tasigna
1-15-18 still PCRU