Crohns and sciatica?

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tuper
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   Posted 5/22/2010 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
My hubby was diagnosed with Crohns in early 2009.  He's had a couple flares over the months, is currently on Asacol (3 pills, 3X a day) and is stepping down on his steroids.  For the past two flares, he's had what I think are sciatica symptoms in his lower back and leg.  (I had sciatica when I was pregnant with our youngest.)  He hasn't had any injuries to his back or spine.  (That we know of!)
 
Is this something that anyone else has or has heard of?  If the pain isn't sciatica, I am not sure what it might be....he is in so much pain when it happens he can barely move....
 
On a side note, his tongue is raw in the middle and bleeding.  Ew.  Last flare it got kinda dark in the middle.  He has good hygeine, so I am not sure what that is all about
 
Anyway, he's 33, and Crohns does run in his family, but no one else has had the back pain associated.  He's also in the Army, and we are praying everyday that we can find the right diet/drug maintenance combo that can stave off his flares so they don't kick him out!  He's been in almost 16 years.  They are talking MEB, but it hasn't happened yet.  He desperately wants to see his last 4 years before retirement. 
 
 
 
 

Nanners
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   Posted 5/23/2010 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes many of us suffer with sciatica, especially when flaring. Sometimes it hits me hard in that area for about a week after I have weaned my Pred. I would suggest your husband get in with a Rheumatologist and make sure that he doesn't have Ankylosing Spondilitis or RA or one of the other joint issues many of us suffer with. Good luck!
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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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tuper
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   Posted 5/23/2010 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reply! RA is definitely a big worry, because I doubt he can stay in the military with TWO autoimmune disorder diagnosis.....but this pain isn't symmetrical, it's just on one side. He does have an appointment with a rheumatologist the first week in June.

The three family members that have this don't have any accompanying autoimmune disorders, but I know that doesn't mean anything. Of course, they all have had such severe cases of Crohns that they all have had multiple surgeries.

This is still so new for us, we are trying to get it all figured out! We just want to keep the flares down as much as possible!

mtgman
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   Posted 5/23/2010 11:06 PM (GMT -7)   
oh yeah...i've had to deal with sciatica many times over the past 5 years or so...
35 year old male living in AZ.  Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently off Pred.  still taking Asacol.  Just had 1st Remicade infusion a week and a half ago
In the middle of a bad flare now for a year...lost almost 30 lbs. -- gained most of it back now.

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