OT: my hands are killing me!

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yogaprof
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   Posted 3/8/2008 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
so this is new. in the past couple weeks my fingers (and my foot for a few days) are really hurting. my knuckles seem a bit swollen and it has moved around from one finger to another, but it is really painful. arthritis?? what the heck?
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48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


ivy6
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   Posted 3/8/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I have similar problems, yp.

I think it should be checked out by a doctor. I don't think it's a good sign if the joints are swelling.

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Ides
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   Posted 3/8/2008 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I have severe inflammatory erosive osteoarthritis in my fingers. I have swelling and extreme pain at times. Cold weather kills my fingers. So sorry you are dealing with this. You should have a rheumatologist check them out to determine what the heck is going on.
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Bionic
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   Posted 3/9/2008 12:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I was under the impression that because CD is an auto immune disease that arthritis especially of the hands is part of the D. When I have a flare up my fingers hurt like hell , they are swollen and hot.I find it difficult to bend them and my two index fingers are crooked at the ends. Not all my fingers are affected, just two on each hand. I take glucosamine and omega 3 tabs to help.
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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 3/9/2008 3:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I would recommend seeing a rheumy doctor. I see a Rheumy doctor for my Arthritis's
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


sjkly
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   Posted 3/9/2008 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Definitely time for a rhuemy before the inflamation damages your joints.

yogaprof
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   Posted 3/9/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
oh good grief, I am just not ready to think about this. here i am, two months off gluten, feeling FABULOUS, and now I can't cut a banana in half. what a drag. I am not happy. oh, I guess I am happy, as I always am happy.
you guys rock! yp
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


Kittikatt
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   Posted 3/9/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
My hands hurt occasionally but when I have a flare (one where I'm waking up at all hours of the night with D) my FEET often swell on my to the point that I can't walk. And it moves from one foot to the other. Very weird. Very incapacitating. However, I do not have rhumatoid arthritis! This Crohn's is the darndest illness. So many OTHER problems it causes outside of the digestive tract!
Diagnosed in October, 2003 at age 31.
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Matthew
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   Posted 3/9/2008 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Its part of the disease. Haven't you read about me on this subject? I've had CD arthritic attacks without any intestinal symptoms at all. Don't let it get you down, but do realize that diet(s) cannot cure this DD.

Sincerely,
Matthew

yogaprof
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   Posted 3/9/2008 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I am in a different boat, as my GI after an initial dx of cd, it never showed up again, so the docs don't really think I have it. I just hang around here cuz....you let me :)
anyway, nothing would surprise me; crohns could appear again or not; I have given up trying to figure it out.
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


Matthew
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   Posted 3/10/2008 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, mine seemed to disappear after that major flare 3.5 years ago. But I'm still a crohnie. And your symptoms are ( Sorry I hate this usage too, heard it all TOO often!) CLASSIC CD arthritis. See a Rheumy

Take care,
Matthew

curley
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   Posted 3/10/2008 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I as well have this problem and here latley they seem to bother me a lot more.My Rheumy had me redo a lot of test and my RA is very active.I know this will seem crazy to most but the only thing that I cam do to get some relief is to run the hottest water I can stand on them.I hope that you get some releif soon.
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Sarita
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   Posted 3/10/2008 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Girly, it'd probably be a good idea to go get those hands x-rayed. That sounds really painful.
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yogaprof
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   Posted 3/11/2008 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks you guys! they have settled down again, so, of course, I am going to ignore it until it happens again :)
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


Matthew
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   Posted 3/11/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Which of course it will, but do what you think you must!


Sincerely,
Matthew
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