I think you might mean that your doctor is giving you Meloxicam
, an anti-inflammation medicine that treats pain as well as other signs of inflammation like swelling and redness
. In any case, swelling in the hands and feet joints that is worse in the morning in a woman of your age is likely to be an inflammatory arthritis
like Rheumatoid arthritis
or lupus but could also be any number of other diseases - the list is quite long and it can take some skill to sort this out. If the symptoms are no better after three weeks you definitely need to see a doctor. They will ask about additional complaints - heart lungs, abdomen, lymph nodes, rashes, eye problems, etc... and will probably order blood and urine tests. The doctor may also order x-rays of the inflamed joints.
This could be a serious illness and this warrants immediate attention by the family doctor or by a specialist rheumatologist