Joint pain - Argh!

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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 168
   Posted 9/3/2008 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
My next remicade infusion is in a week and my joints are screaming!  It's mostly my hands, elbows, knees and feet.  Anyone with any brilliant ideas on how to ease the pain so I don't walk around looking like I'm a 90 year old woman?
diagnosed: Crohn's Aug 2005
other set-backs: Vasculitis Aug 2006, Sub-total Colectomy (10 inches of colon left) Feb 2007, Ogilivie's Syndrome Mar 2007, Pulmonary Embolism Sept 2007, Collapsed lung Oct 2007, Recto/Vaginal fistula Nov 2007
drugs: Imuran, Remicade, Prednisone, Fentanyl, Warfarin, Flagyl, Cipro, Celexa, Ferrous Gluconate, Acidopholous

Angela N
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 82
   Posted 9/3/2008 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been taking the Cimzia shots and my joints in my hands hurt...Actually only two of my fingers hurt really bad at times...Not sure if it's caused from the Cimzia or not but today i called my dr to see if he would give me anything for the pain and he told me to take Tylenol Arthritis....It did help..Maybe it would help you also..

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 9/3/2008 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi,  One drug that helps me is nortriptiline(not sure of spelling).  It is an antidepressant but it works to block pain.  It doesn't take it away totally but makes it just a little more bearable.





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