Just when you think you've gotten all crohn's has to offer...

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Becky77
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   Posted 4/28/2010 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
This isn't really crohn's related, but in a way, it is...

I injured my hand in a car accident 2 1/2 years ago. Turns out I tore a ligament in it. It (of course) is in a not so typical place in the hand to injure. Anyway, at the time, I had a steroid injection and that took care of the swelling and pain. Fast forward 2 1/2 years, and my hand started swelling and hurting again, in the same place. I returned to the ortho dr, and he did another injection, hoping that since it helped the first time, it'll help now.

Anyway, being a thorough dr (Yay!) he actually looked at my history, and noted that I have CD. He told me that it's possible the ligament never healed and I have a connective tissue disorder since I already have one immune disorder. I told him I wouldn't be surprised since with me, nothing seems to be simple. He may send me to a hand surgeon if the shot doesn't help...which I hope doesn't happen.

So just when I think I've figured out all the things that come with CD, another comes along. I'm not upset or anything, just want my hand fixed again! (Of course it's my right hand and I'm right handed...go figure!)

Do you really think any of us with this DD need OTHER problems? I personally think CD is enough!
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!


Stef17
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   Posted 4/28/2010 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree! One thing is more than enough to deal with. However, for so many of us, if you've got one, then you've got another, and maybe another. Thank heavens for a thorough doc. Hang in there! I hope your hand heals SOON!

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 4/29/2010 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Absolutely agree with you!
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Nanners
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   Posted 4/29/2010 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Bar,

Yeah if its not one thing its another. Crohns really kills the whole body I think. I will be having a total knee replacement this summer, and I have been getting the steroid shots. They helped for awhile, but the length I time they help kept getting shorter and shorter. The OS didn't want me to get them more often than every 4 mos, but after 2 1/2-3 mos they would wear out and I was be miserable for the next 1 1/2 mos until the next one. One thing I will tell you though, do give the shots a few days to fully kick in. I started noticing after a bit that it would take a little longer for it kick in each time. Good luck and hope the shots do the trick for you and no need for surgery.

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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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Becky77
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   Posted 4/30/2010 4:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your replies!

It's been 4 days now, and it is taking longer than the last time for the shot to kick in, but it is helping. The first shot it hurt overnight from the joint being so swollen, but felt fine the next day. This time it got really bruised and the bruising and swelling are taking some time to go away. Though the pain isn't completely gone, it's much more tolerable and I'm able to use my hand much much more than before!!! I'm glad to know that it's normal for shots in the same area to take different amounts of time to help though.
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

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