Pellegrina, I feel for you. But it's good that you decided to adopt the Primal lifestyle just in time. Hopefully the diet will cure what that arrogant Dr.'s medication will never do. I empathize with you because my mum is a statin user and though she doesn't have arthiritis, has joint aches too and I feel so helpless seeing her go through all those medications that don't offer any relief. And the physician in my family, ok I'm finally saying it, is too arrogant to listen to me.
Have you considered seeing a Naturopath? They try to cure ailments by letting the body heal on its own and with dietary changes.