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dinkydee
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   Posted 6/8/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I have CD.  I just started taking Colazal about 3 weeks ago.  It has cleared up my flare very well and I have been feeling soooooo much better.  However, I noticed my shoulders and elbows have been stiff in the am.  And 2 days ago my right knee has been hurting a little.  Well today it is very painful, keeps feeling like it is unstable, is a little swollen and I'm having a hard time walking on it.  I experienced this years before I was diagnosed with Crohn's.  I looked up side effects of Colazal and joint pain was listed.  Darn... has anyone else experienced this?  I have an appt with my GI doc Wed. for the follow up appt. after my colonoscopy. 
Just wondering if this is common with Colazal, or is this a new symptom r/t my Crohn's???
Thanks
Diagnosed with CD 3 years ago.  Refused to take meds until recently started Colazal. 
 
 
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SydneyJo
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   Posted 6/8/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't taken Colazal, so Im not sure if its that causing it for you. I do know that when my CD is flaring I have random swellings and joint pain - I wake up thinking OK whats it gonna be today :)
Jo

Ides
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   Posted 6/8/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Colazal is metabolized in the colon to mesalamine. Mesalamine is the main ingredient in Asacol and Pentasa. We have had several members develop disabling joint pain while on mesalamine medications. I would not advocate stopping a medication without confering with your doctor so your best bet is to call him/her up, tell them about the joint pain and that you suspect the colazal. Perhaps they will have you stop taking it for a few days and see if the joint pain subsides.
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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, lupus, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, peripheral artery disease, degenerative disc disease, and a host of other medical problems.
 


dinkydee
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 6/9/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I had to stay home from work today b/c I can't walk d/t the pain and limited movement of my knee joint. I'm a little bummed today b/c my bowel symptoms were so much better and I was feeling better than I have in so long. Im using ice packs which helps the throbbing pain but can't walk. May have to get crutches. Hope this passes..........
Diagnosed with CD 3 years ago.  Refused to take meds until recently started Colazal. 
 
 
I live by faith and not by sight....

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