Hi I have been on Remicade since Sept of 09..but past few months things have started to change...besides the fact that i feel Remicade is not working on my anymore..since i have had diarrhea,stomach pain,bloating,...i have some other concerns...i figured where else would i come but here. I know that everyone on this board is not only understanding...but educated on the issues we all face. I have started having this strange rash..that appears randomly all over my body. It starts off as a blister..that might either be filled with pus or maybe a clear liquid not sure. Sometimes...they itch..or hurt..they are inflammed...sometimes they break open and scar me or they seem to somewhat disperse back into my skin. I have even had bruises left behind from them. Its very weird. I went to my primary care doctor..she said it is not fungal and that i should see a dermatologist. Which I can do...but I am seeing my GI doctor on Tuesday to talk about whats going on with me. Has anyone had an experience like this?
Also the second part to my question is I have developed a nodule on my arm..
location would be the back of my arm about
an inch going up from my elbow. Its inflammed and it hurts if anything touches it. Last night unfortunately I was at the ER because i had bit my cheek my accident and in turn my top teeth bit where my wisdom tooth was removed..which swelled up and formed this groove and got infected(dental abscess)...bad luck for me...well they did an xray of my arm and said the nodule was not on my bone..and her guess was maybe its on the tendon..since it can't move around. I have also been experiencing what i think is joint pain...but what happens is on the side of my knees..something swells up and hurts..and its in one spot...sometimes on the front of my knee..mostly on the side. Well my primary care said that the dermatologist should do a biopsy of the nodule and the ER doctor said I should go to a orthopedic surgeon. Has anyone experience any of this and do you know where i should go. It takes time and its expensive for me copay wise for a specialist. I don't want to waste my time...the nodule especially is what concerns me. Should i just ask my GI doctor to do a cat scan or an MRI on me? Thanks in advance i appreciate any replies.
Crohn's Lupus Hyperthyroid..Pentasa Remicade Fistula removed..skin tag removed!
Post Edited (frogeleita) : 6/18/2010 8:02:23 PM (GMT-6)