Thanks for writing in.
Given your mother's symptoms, I would be looking at several diagnosis including rheumatoid arthritis
, systemic lupus erythematosus
, seronegative spondyloarthropathies and several other disorders. She needs to see a rheumatologist
and get several tests done including a rheumatopid factor, CRP, ESR, anti-ds DNA, Anti-Ro and anti-La to start with. in addition , she needs a complete examination.
She needs to stop Ultracet
. It can damage her kidneys permanently and worsen her blood pressure.
Hope this helps