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   Posted 4/27/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

I just started with a new dr, and she is concerned about the darvocet I'm taking for my crohn's related arthritis. She made a comment about the cd being under control so why am I in pain. I have chronic pain daily regardless of my cd flares. Is that unusual?

What do you take for your pain? She talked about switching me to morphine to protect my liver due to the tylenol in the darvocet.

Thanks for your help!

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   Posted 4/28/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
My Crohns is currently in remission, but my joint pain is a daily problem for me. I take Percoset on a daily basis myself.

Kinda ticks me off that your doc would say that. Because we can also suffer with Fibromyalgia (which I do), Osteoarthritis and other arthritis'. Maybe you should ask for a referral to a Rheumatologist. Gentle hugs and good luck!
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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   Posted 4/28/2009 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I was told the year before I was diagnosed with Crohns that I would have full blown arthritis in my lifetime. My doc said he could tell by my joints and where my pain was. He couldn't tell me what type of arthritis though. That being said, after my diagnoses it is a given with my doctor that arthritis is a part of my daily life. My knees, hands and sometimes elbows are effected. I actually consider myself lucky it is not worse considering my family history.

35/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008

Current medications: Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily

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   Posted 4/28/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
My Crohn's is supposedly in remission but my arthritis is in a big flare.  I normally take Ultracet, which also has acetaminophen in it.  But, when it doesn't help, we've tried Darvocet (which did nothing) and Hydocodone.  She doesn't like me staying on those long, though.  I've been on Ultracet for years. 

Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux/Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Arthritis, Depression/Anxiety.  Too many meds to list them all.  =) 

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   Posted 4/29/2009 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I've always had pain in some form, and I think it got a bit worse after each time I took prednisone. It seems to always affect my back and feet/legs which means I don't walk so well without painkillers. It doesn't help that I also have plantar fasciitis in one of my feet. Sometimes it hits other places like my fingers but not as often. It never seems to matter what my cd is doing. She's referring me to a gastro to handle my cd so I'll ask him about it. Maybe she thinks I'm addicted to the darvocet. When my old doc initially prescribed it he told me to take all 4 doses so that I'm always on top of the pain. Now the new doc cut me back to 3 doses, which I don't really mind because I don't always need that 4th one. I just don't get why one seems unconcerned and the other one overly concerned. How do I know who is right?
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