Increased OA/decreased CD sympt.????

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keepingthefaith
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 11/15/2006 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, I usually post on the CD site, but, need all your advice here.  I have had back pain/stiffness for more than 13 yrs.  DX with OA in r hip last year, buldging disk too.  Tested for RA, & given ms. relaxers & mobic.  No RA.  In the last few months my CD symptoms are barely there, even having formed BM, can't ever remember having it like that before!  So I'm very grateful my CD is in remission.  The problem....increased back, both hips now, r wrist & sometimes both feet pain/stiffness.  The back has moved from just the lower to the entire back including neck.  I am so fatigued, but, have trouble sleeping, the pain wakes me up.   My gi precsc. me vicodin, 7.5 mg x 3daily. about 3-4 months ago.  It helps take the edge off, but I know exactly when it wears off.  I have tried mobic, ms. relaxers, methrotrecate(sp?), remicade.  Nothing works.  I have had to take more pain meds than i'm suppose to at times, but right now its the only thing that keeps me functional.  I work 30 hours a week just so I don't have to call off.  Now I am so fatigued I just want to sleep.  I'm not depressed, actually stopped the prozac about 2 weeks ago & felt like my mind is more clearer.  I just don't understand why the CD is doing good & the rest of my body feels like a truck ran over it.  Any insight anyone???  Thanks for reading this.  God bless.
Dx with CD 1987, 3 resections, 3 abcess sx, OA back & hips, bulging disk, depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 43 yrs old.  Still trying to figure this disease out & of course all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. I love BON JOVI MUSIC- Keep the Faith; Living on a Pray, It's My Life
Meds:  Imuran .75 daily,prozac 40 daily,xanex .25 nightly, prn in the day
vicodin  7.5 3x daily,fish oil, fovia,vit e,folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly
 
         
 
 


keepingthefaith
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 331
   Posted 11/15/2006 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to add, my gi had me take blood tests last week, everything was fine.  I also, made an appt. with the rheumalogist for next week.

Dx with CD 1987, 3 resections, 3 abcess sx, OA back & hips, bulging disk, depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 43 yrs old.  Still trying to figure this disease out & of course all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. I love BON JOVI MUSIC- Keep the Faith; Living on a Pray, It's My Life
Meds:  Imuran .75 daily,prozac 40 daily,xanex .25 nightly, prn in the day
vicodin  7.5 3x daily,fish oil, fovia,vit e,folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly
 
         
 
 

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