Its a while since i've posted here, so here goes...
I've Crohns for about 6 years now
I developed some sort of arthritis a few years ago when I was on Remicade,
I was taken off this due to a reaction, and am now on Humira for about 2 years or so.
The joint pain has continued and I've had joint pain since, quite bad. Am usually in pain every day.
I finally got a diagnosis from my rhumy of Mechanical arthritis, possibly Crohns related
and was told it would just go away on its own, so far it hasn't and it seems to have gotten worse if anything.
I have no swelling or joint degration, which has been verified by x-rays.
I was also checked for fibromalagia, but was confirmed not to have it.
Now I've looked around the web for a while now and have not come across any
description of arthritis which does this. All references I found to mechanical arthritis
was followed by mention of joint degration which I don't seem to have.
I'm out of work as a result of this 'arthritis' and just want to get back to
employment so I can pay the bills. (luckily my crohns is now mostly under control)
Would anyone have any experience of this type of Mechanical Arthritis?
and is it possible that this arthritis will just go away?
Thanks a million,
Diagnosed June 2005 with Crohns (left colon, large bowel)
Diagnosed Osteopenia Feb 2006
Jan07 Arthritis noticed in hands,
not too bad yet
Remacide started March 2007, Developed anti-bodies Jan 2008, Remacide stopped Jan 08
Crohns Arthritis Diagnosed January 2008, not getting any better yet
Asthma since childhood
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