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papatini
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 8/28/2007 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
 Hi folks,
     I'm a little confused. I have degeneritive disc disease in my neck, chronic pain, crohns disease, Hep C and more. But Iv'e been told I don't have RA. I think test several years ago was a 4.0 (?) for RA factor. But I keep waking up with hands, arms, legs and feet extremly swollen. No paticular joint pain, more like pain all over, extremely fatigued. Any body got any ideas??
 
Thanks, a good day to all!! 
1998 ACF level C4-5 , 2001 DDD, 2006 ACF level C6-7, Herniated T6-7 , and bulging C3-4
 Diagnosed 1995 - Crohns Disease, 2006 diverticulosis
take kadian, ultram , flexeril, sulphasalazine, bentyl, lomotil, klonopin, and
cymbalta 60mg
               
 
nuffsenuff


erin.K
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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 8/28/2007 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
((((((((((hugs))))))))))) nuff,
my 1st thoughts are that you sound like you suffer from enteropathic arthritis!  which goes w/ the CD.
i too have to deal with Crohns & it tops off my RA mad when the CD flares it throws my already severe RA joint pain into a worse flare-up.
 
so do you see a rheumatologist as well?
the only NSAID that ever helped my joint pain was Arthrotec, but w/ CD most times people are told to avoid nsaids at all costs.  it did work, but it really was not good for me w/ the Crohns (bleeding, "d", the whole 9 yards).
 
do you think the pain management regimen you're on now isn't relieveing the pain?
would you consider trying different pain medicines?
 
hang in there!
take care,
erin
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Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. AS. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Kidney Stones (oh joy). Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 600mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections; 6MP 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 20mgQD; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Tigan; Reglan; LidoDerm; Diazepam; Rozerem; Diclofenac; Celebrex; Dilaudid 4mg; Duragesic 25mcg/hour. 


papatini
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 8/28/2007 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
No, I don't have a rheummy at this time. The pain meds I'm on are working pretty good, it's just this swelling thing pops up every couple of months. It's like a flare up. It seems to only last a week or two then comes back in a month or two. At least
I'm not working right now.

thanks for the help !!!!
1998 ACF level C4-5 , 2001 DDD, 2006 ACF level C6-7, Herniated T6-7 , and bulging C3-4
 Diagnosed 1995 - Crohns Disease, 2006 diverticulosis
take kadian, ultram , flexeril, sulphasalazine, bentyl, lomotil, klonopin, and
cymbalta 60mg
               
 
nuffsenuff

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