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JudithUK
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 9/1/2008 12:36 AM (GMT -7)   
They still dont know what is wrong with me, I cant see gastroenterologist till October. Pains dont go away in my abdomen, there since January. When my joints flare up, my gums start to bleed, and i get a period bleed, joint pain and inflammation has now moved into my wrists, knuckles and fingers.
Is this familiar to anyone.
Thank you

bentwistle
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 330
   Posted 9/1/2008 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you had bloodwork done? What are your Platelet counts? Are you taking any medications that could cause adverse reactions?

Just some thoughts,

Bev

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   Posted 9/1/2008 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
It could be Crohn's. There is an associated arthritis and all sorts of problems related to the mucous membranes and even skin. There are other possibilities too, but there is a fairly harmless thing you can try until you get to see the GI. Try taking bee propolis capsules. It is a strong antibiotic agent and may be able to clear up the abdominal pains. One common treatment for acute Crohn's problems is antibiotics - usually Flagyl (metronitazole) or cipro. Propolis also has an anti-inflammatory effect and that is the other common initial treatment (5-ASA or pentasa). If you cannot find propolis, turmeric capsules have similar action.
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