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sammies
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   Posted 12/17/2008 11:42 PM (GMT -7)   
For the past two weeks, I've had HUGE swollen feet. Prior to then, it was happening sometimes but not all the time. I'm on humira, cipro, and pentasa. Humira folks said it could be side effect and to call doc. Doc said he didn't really know what to do. Anyone have this issue? It's beginning to really scare me and I haven't worn a skirt in eons and even my comfy slippers are tight. UGH!
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08; cipro; supplements: MSM, e, selenium, C, B complex, multi, iron


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 12/18/2008 12:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, i would see a rheumy doctor you may have arthritis in your feet.
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.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis


gachrons
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   Posted 12/18/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
HiDid your Dr. tell you to keep them up and are you feeling any better?? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 12/19/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Sammies,
Part of this depends on how old you are? Plus how active you are? Because you might need to get your heart examined (ekg, echo, and maybe a halter moniter) When you push on the swelling does the dent stay there after your fingers are gone?
Please make sure that your feet (and probably your knees too) are elevated above your heart when you sleep at night. I have found that couch cushions work well.


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Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 12/19/2008 7:37:18 AM (GMT-7)


sammies
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   Posted 12/19/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies. MMM --I turn 37 tomorrow (12/20). Never had heart trouble. Yes, the dent stays there for a while after I press it. I'm keeping up with my regular activities but I am not exercising.

Kasper--I don't have swollen hands but my face looks a little bit swollen in the pm. I do urinate an awful lot in the the middle of the night but it doesn't seem to help the swelling.

Gail--thanks for the good wishes. Some days I do feel quite good. Today wasn't one of them. R-v fistula decided to become a faucet during Christmas shopping. Ran to the Walmart bathroom 3 times (so ran out of pads) and messed my underwear. Didn't have an extra pair--the one time! UGH!!
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08; cipro; supplements: MSM, e, selenium, C, B complex, multi, iron

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