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Celey
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   Posted 5/24/2008 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Ummm.... I really just want to think that I'm clumsy.... and I think maybe the prednisone is probably just getting me irritated at things easier....


I just dropped some herbal tea today... :(.... Spilled all of it.... This isn't the first time I've dropped my tea... :(...


A few days ago, I dropped my container of oatmeal while I was trying to put it away... Last week, I dropped my shampoo bottle and broke the lid off of it.... and that same week, I also dropped my bag of cereal...


Drop dishes, sometimes, when I'm doing dishes...


I think... I'll let my doctor know about this when I go back to see him Friday.... :|... Maybe I've been spending too much time on the computer... no wrist support and all....
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


Irish_Mom
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   Posted 5/24/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Could be carpal tunnel. Dropping things is one of the symptoms that a lot of people have. Do you have hand/wrist pain or numbness in any of your fingers?
Terri
 
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Breast Cancer at 37; bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Colon resection 2004; Sub-Total colectomy September 2007 for colonic inertia - didn't work.
Son (HLA B27 positive) diagnosed with Crohn's at 17 (now 21). Taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups. Recently diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis - now on Humira.
Husband HLA B27 postive with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.


Celey
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   Posted 5/24/2008 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I have wrist pain occasionally.... It's not as bothersome as all the other pains that I have, though... *Particularly my tummy pain and my low back pain, hip pain, knee pain, and ankle pain...* Didn't think it was worth mentioning to the doctor when I went the first time...


Maybe I just need to get one of those wrist cushions or somethin'.... support my wrists... 'cause I am on the computer a lot...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


gachrons
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   Posted 5/25/2008 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Celey I drop things alot too,and have a wrist support. I don't know if it's a sideeffect of the pred. though I am not on it anymore. I find it just happens and can be a bit annoying at times.lol gail

FitzyK23
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   Posted 5/25/2008 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I am super clumbsy as well and drop things a lot. I am not on steroids.

Nanners
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   Posted 5/25/2008 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I too am super clumsy. I blame the pain meds I take or could even be the BP meds I take. I know you have been taking more lately because of how bad your joint pain has been, so I really think you don't are clumsy because of your Crohns, but more likely from your pain meds.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


TechChick
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   Posted 5/25/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I drop things all the time too, I do think I have the beginning of carpal tunnel. I don't think its the crohns, but next time your at the doctors ask him/her what they think it might be.
Thanks!!!! (Hugs)
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sammies
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   Posted 5/25/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd love to blame it on steroids or carpal tunnel---I start dropping things when I'm really stressed or have lots on my mind. Brain just can't sort it all out. eyes
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa


Celey
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   Posted 5/25/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't actually take pain medicine when its just the joint pain that's bothering me... *I try not to take anymore pain medicine than I have to... I'm going to wait until I get my results back and everything before I start taking pain medicine for just my joint pain...* I wait until my tummy starts bothering me... (I'm still having tummy problems, too... and they've been getting worse again, probably because I had been eating too much junk food... :(... So, I have been taking a lot of pain medicine lately)


I have been using a massage pillow for my lower back... that kind of help eases some of the pain.... and I try to move around a little bit... which helps my hips, knees, and ankles a little bit... :(... Wish it would help a lot more, though.... My hips and ankles, especially....


Anyway, that all sounds interesting.... maybe it is the steroids... or the pain medicine.... maybe it's stress...


Or maybe I'm just super clumsy... Or maybe it's a combination of all of the above... At any rate... wish I wouldn't drop things so much.... :(... Bending over to get things hurts...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


Zanne
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   Posted 5/25/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Weird that this post would be here today! I just droped a quart of "American Cheese" paint in the parking lot of the paint store. You can imagine the color and the mess. All over my sandals, feet, legs, shorts, and hands. I had just a few napkins to wipe it up with. My husband just kept telling me that I'm dangerous, I just kept telling him its the fact that I have no strength in my hands. I have carpel tunnel and its acting up. Its the last time I don't ask for a bag. (I had one quart in each hand)
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Celey
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   Posted 5/25/2008 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
American Cheese paint???


..... //>.>\\'... Does it taste like cheese, you think? *LOL*
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


Illy
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   Posted 5/25/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been dropping things for years before being diagnosed.  I don't have carpal tunnel, I'm sure, and my hands and fingers are pretty strong.  I feel it's something else, like my coordination is just challenged, like the signals to my hands just don't always work to tell them to hold on and let go when they're supposed to.   The reason I say this is I also sometimes type backwards, the right hand finger before the left, when I mean to do the other, it's like I don't control my fingers that well.  Glad to find out that I'm not the only one, whatever the reason!

Shoshanna
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   Posted 5/25/2008 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you ever thought of arthritis? this is common with crohn's and colitis. from experience when my arthritis is flared up i drop stuff too. also, i have had both the arthritis and crohn's as the same time. the arthritis can flare up just before my crohn's does too.

Shoshanna
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Celey
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   Posted 5/25/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I have thought of arthritis, actually... especially considering that it runs in my family.... *Hip, back, and knee problems also run in my family.... My Grandma has had back surgery several times...*
 
 
I don't want to rule anything out... but... I'm trying not to get myself too worked up. I won't know anything for sure until I find out the results of my blood tests and X-rays....
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


Nanners
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   Posted 5/26/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Celey do you have any pain in the cervical area (neck)? I have had to have two disc's in my neck fused because of herniated discs. When I had that the pain would go down my neck into my shoulder and then down my arm to my hand. My index finger and middle finger would go completely numb and I would drop things all the time. I will tell you the pain was nerve pain and even time released morphine would not help the pain. Just a thought.

But personally I really think your dropsy is from the arthritis and you taking your pain meds a little more often. You said in a recent post that you have been having to take the pain meds more often and that you were worried about becoming immune to them. JMHO
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Celey
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   Posted 5/26/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a little bit of pain in my neck, sometimes.... but it's not very frequent... and it's usually always in the morning when it does occur... which makes me think it's probably that I slept on it wrong or somethin'...


Anyway.... I haven't been diagnosed with arthritis or anything... so I don't know if I have arthritis... or if it could be something else.... or... what.... *It's why I've been feeling pretty impatient about Friday... Friday is when the doctor will discuss the results of my tests with me... I really want to know what's going on and want to get treated as soon as possible...*


And yeah... as I said... I have been taking my pain medication more often... :(... Another reason why I want to get to feeling better.... I know pain medicine has bad side effects, too... especially if you take it frequently and for a long period of time... If I were feeling good, I wouldn't have to take pain medicine for pain... because I wouldn't be in pain...


:(.... Had to take some pain medicine this morning.... I woke up in such horrible pain.... My tummy felt like it was on fire....


And man... I couldn't move for the longest time.... I felt so stiff... and my back and knees and ankles were throbbing... and my hips ached so bad... :(
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


Nanners
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   Posted 5/26/2008 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't ever feel bad about taking your pain medicine, YOU ARE IN PAIN.....I have had to take pain meds for the past ten years. I only take 1/2 a tab of Percoset two to three times a day. If I didn't I couldn't move either. Most of us with Crohns develop arthritis due to the disease and our frequent use of Prednisone. I am wondering if the Pred is adding to your pain. I know when I take it, it causes my body to just ache something fierce. I hope you get some answers Friday.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Celey
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   Posted 5/26/2008 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't feel bad about taking pain medicine, anymore (I used to because I was worried I would get addicted... and end up a drug user like a lot of people in my family are *most of them don't have chronic illnesses and don't usually have regular access to pain medication or anything, they're just your ordinary regular run-of-the-mill, get their drugs on the street drug users... with the exception of one of my aunts who begs for pain pills from my Grandmother (who does not abuse her pain medicine, either)*) But I have more confidence in myself, now. I know I won't end up like them because I have strong goals (I want to finish college, major in Biochemistry (maybe double-major or minor in Nutrition and Dietetics) and possibly contribute to finding answers about Crohn's and getting people some more relief from this disease... or at least, develop a better, easy digestible, alternative chocolate) I know I take pain medicine only when I'm in pain... when I'm not in pain... I don't take it... I don't feel any need to take it...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


survivor49
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   Posted 5/26/2008 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
i drop things as well, and i find that i have lost some of the fine motor skills in my hands and fingers. i do have arthritis, but this happens whether or not i have pain. i just tapered off of a year on prednisone. if this improves i will post

Celey
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   Posted 5/26/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
:)... Yes, please do post if you notice not dropping things as much when you're off the prednisone....


And.... soon as I get to feeling better.... and am not taking as much pain medicine... and am hopefully off the prednisone, too... I'll be sure to let you guys know how I am about dropping things...


*Could be a while before that happens, though.... :(....*
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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