Is this the beginning of arthritis?

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grayeyedblonde
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   Posted 7/22/2010 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
If I have been in the same position for a while such as sitting or lying down, when I get up to walk, the joints in my knees and ankles are very stiff. I have to walk slower until they loosen up, maybe 6-7 steps before I feel like I'm walking normally.It's not really painful, and I'm not experiencing any swelling, or heat in them, just the stiffness. Yeah, I'm getting older, 43, but I don't think I should be feeling this old yet! Even the hubby commented that I look like a little old lady hobbling along until I 'hit my stride'.

Just curious if anyone else has experienced this. When I mention it to my Doc, he just says painful joints are part of crohn's, but it's not painful, just stiff.
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.

Humira, probiotic, a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!


sjkly
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   Posted 7/22/2010 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
That sounds like me right now. The first ten steps I look and feel 90. Then things get a bit better-as long as I don't overdo.

And yes it sounds like Chron's arthritis or rhuematoid arthritis.

chocholic
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   Posted 7/23/2010 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
me too, but i'm only 24! no-ne believes me when i say my joints ache or are stiff.
Dx - Crohn's (2006), Depression (2010)
Currently - Humira fornightly, iron infusion weekly, B12 3 monthly, prenatal vits+minerals, 15mg prednisolone, calcium supplement, mirtazapine
Tried - aza, pentasa, questran, infliximab
No crohns' surgeries to date, Episcleritis for 3 weeks x 2, pains in hands, wrists, hips, lower back, knees and ankles

Allergic to Infliximab
Was at uni, but have paused the course to try to figure out my health!


missnuts
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   Posted 7/23/2010 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
and me !  It has got worse since I started on Remicade though and I have just had a bone scan and have Osteoporisis just to make things more interesting !

grayeyedblonde
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   Posted 7/23/2010 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Humira for 3 months and I have noticed it seems to have gotten worse since I started, so I wasn't sure if it was the Humira, crohn's, age or a combination of the 3. Glad to know it's not just me, but sorry you all are experiencing the same thing.

Has anyone tried Glucosamine and does it help? Guess I will try picking some up. Hubby says we could start our own pharmacy just from the supplements we have, not counting the leftover medication for the "just in case I ever need it" situation.
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.

Humira, probiotic, a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!


firecracker1
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   Posted 7/23/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I get the same thing. My GI wants me to see a Rheumatologists and a Neurologist. I am sick and tired of going to all of these different doctors. It's breaking the bank! Not to mention I never get any real releif.
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