Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort Switching to Humira June 2008 will wean off Pentasa and Entocort
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma - Also on Prilosec for reflux.
Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use. Currently unmedicated and flaring :( Waiting for my appointment with the new GI on July 18th. Insurance finally kicked in, hooray!
Hey Nanners...Sorry you're not feeling well. My guess is the course of predinose has aggrevated the Fibro. I'm right there with you on the hip pain, it's horrible! The only thing I have found that has helped me is the Ultracet, tub baths (which is almost impossible to get out of) and gentle stretches on my good days. I believe you told me your stomach couldn't take the Ultracet though. Is this hip pain on the same side as your knee surgery? If so, you might also want to mention this to your ortho surgeon as well as the rheumy. Either way, I think you need to be seen just to make sure everything is okay and I agree that if you haven't had a baseline bone density...you need one. Thank God I thought to have this done prior to all that prednisone!
Hope life finds you on the sunny side real soon!
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)
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