I've been told by my rheumy I have Arthritis, sas told it was a peripheral Arthritis to the crohns, I've been told also by the rheumy I have lupus type symtoms, could be it part of that?
My Gastro says its not Arthritis, he seemed to dismiss it, even though last year he agreed it was arthritis???
I just want to know what it is so I can get it sorted if at all possible.
Is there a name for this type of Arthritis and is it arthritis?
I have general aches, usually in wrists and hands. (and shoulders, sometimes back and legs)
I don't get swelling in the joints and there is no damage visible with x-rays.
It gets worse after I do work. i.e. if I drive it'll be worse the next day and will get progressively worse if I keep driving every day.
If I use the PC a lot my hands, fingers and wrists get painful.
I'm off work for the last while as I was taking pain pills to get into work, during work and then to get home.
Last January it flared up and I couldn't walk up the stairs or open any containers. It hasn't been that bad since, thankfully.
If any one can offer their opinions it would be really great
Thanks in advance,
Diagnosed June 2005 with Crohns (left colon, large bowel)
Diagnosed Osteopenia Feb 2006
Jan07 Arthritis noticed in hands,
not too bad yet
Remacide started March 2007, Developed anti-bodies Jan 2008, Remacide stopped Jan 08
Crohns Arthritis Diagnosed January 2008, not getting any better yet
Asthma since childhood
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