Is it time to see a Rhumey?

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CheerDad
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   Posted 3/8/2008 11:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I am experiencing alot more joint pain in the knees, hips, fingers, and toes. Is it time to go see a Rhumey?
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.

 
Randy

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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 3/9/2008 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi CheerDad,
Yes its time to see a Rheumy doctor. I have been seeing a Rheumy doctor since last year. I have 2 arthritis on top of the Crohn'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 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
CheerDad,
I would recommend it a good rhuemy is your best friend if you have any type of inflamation or arthritis. They really can do things to help ease your pain and stop the progression of the arthritis. I think most people with chron's should have a rhuemy on their team even if they don't have arthritisyet.
Sj

auntkay
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   Posted 3/9/2008 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Randy, good to see ya ! I see a rheumy for my arthritis and it does help now if i could find a good dr. for all this tendonitis i've been having. Take care my friend

Kay

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   Posted 3/9/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes Randy, it's time to go. You have to know what type of arthritis you have to know how to correctly treat it. My rheumy is my BEST doctor. He really has the best overall understanding of how all my diseases interact and effect me and one another. Wouldn't trade him for the world!
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CheerDad
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   Posted 3/10/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks all. Will let you know what I find out.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.

 
Randy

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Mellie
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   Posted 3/10/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Randy, You really should see a rheumy. I had joint pain and back pain last year and caught it late. The osteo dr sent me to the rheumy when my ankles started swelling. It was inflammatory arthritis, earlier misdiagnosed as a possible bulging disc. If u catch it early u can spare some pain and recovery time. I couldn't walk for three weeks. Once I was sent to the rheumy he put me on pain meds and pred. It did the trick and I was able to get back to spors 8)
Diagnosed with Crohns/Colitis in 2004. Currently taking Azulfidine 500 mg/3 x 3 day, Synthroid. Have had joint complications such as pyroderma gangrenosum in ankles as complication of IBD.


Mellie
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   Posted 3/10/2008 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
oops I meant SPORTS!
Diagnosed with Crohns/Colitis in 2004. Currently taking Azulfidine 500 mg/3 x 3 day, Synthroid. Have had joint complications such as pyroderma gangrenosum in ankles as complication of IBD.


Matthew
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   Posted 3/10/2008 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Randy,

Let me be succinct:

YES.

Sincerely,
Matthew
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