I’m new here, although I’ve been reading posts regularly for months and learned about CD more than from any other source for which I am most grateful to all of you. Since I was diagnosed in 2006 I've not been in a proper remission. For short period I was off medications, only to start soon with intensified therapy. Now I am tapering prednisone. I have constant, moderate pain in my knees. My doctor told me it is secondary manifestation of CD. (I used to have the same pain when I suffered from hyperthyroidism.) I did not have this kind of pain before when on prednisone, only when I was flaring. As soon as I start taking prednisone it would stop. Also, from time to time I have horrible cramps in my calves that wake me at night (although I scarcely sleep due to prednisone insomnia). Has anyone this problem? Any suggestion? Any advice would be appreciated.
38 years old female, Dx'd July '06, Crohn's collitis and terminal ileitis,
Used Meds: Cipro, Flagyl, Sulfasalazine, 5ASA, 5ASA Enemas, Probiotics,B12 and Iron shots, blood transfusion, Urbason 60mg, Prednisone 20mg - Irigography, X-Ray Intesinal Passage, Colonoscopy in April 06, July 06, Hospitalized - Symptoms long before diagnozed (diarrhea, weight lost, fatigue, exhaustion, pain, subfebrile temperature, joint pain, especially knees)
Current meds: probiotics, prednisone tapering 30mg, sulfasalazine 3x1g, B12 shots, folic acid, omeprazole, xanax 2x0,25mg, alternative: royal jelly, tea mixture,
No surgery so far- History of Graves-Basedow disease in 1995