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sodbuster19
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   Posted 7/23/2013 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I  in a bit of a flare. Been in one for just about 1 month, but its getting better. I was at about 15-18 BM a day, now down to about 6-8. Through this flare, my fingers are sore, and my right foot has some sort of rash like thing going on. I have had my fingers sore before, but this foot thing is new for me. It's only the right foot, left one is fine. Anyone ever have anything like this before?
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asweetroy
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   Posted 7/23/2013 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I get random rashes at different places quite frequently. Usually only lasting a few hours most times they are very itchy
Crohn's DX 5/12 at age 27 suffering since age 12 went to Dr about my pain first at age 20 and frequently after my daughter was born until gallbladder removed. exdr said in 2010 that pain is in my head. was on imuran. I take 4000mg pentasa, 30mg prednisone, soon 40mg Humira injections. Supplement are Altrum ultra multivitamin, joint health, daily enzyme which combined has helped a lot for my energy

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   Posted 7/23/2013 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
sodbuster19,
If they are short lasting rashes photograph them, if not still take pictures. When you go to your GI you have documented your complaint be sure to note the dates of the pictures. This way if the rash is gone at appointment time, you still can show them the pictures. It eliminates the "You don't look sick" remarks.

The pain in the fingers, joints or muscle? That can be from the Crohns.

sodbuster19
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   Posted 7/23/2013 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, my GI never says anything like I don't look sick, but I get what you're saying. The finger pain is in the joints. My lower back hurts as well, but I am so used to it by now.
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   Posted 7/23/2013 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
How old are you? How much do you use your fingers as in knitting, sewing, cross-stitching, gardening, painting, etc? Depending on age, you might be developing osteoarthritis which is quite common as people age. Mine started in my fingers when I was 38.
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sodbuster19
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   Posted 7/23/2013 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 46 and I use my hands and fingers a lot for work as I am a truck driver and I also have 3 kids that I play with.
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   Posted 7/24/2013 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi sod...I am 47 and have wicked knuckle pain (and other joints). Going to see a rheumatologist next month for the first time...it just got that bad that I decided I didn't want it ruining daily life any more.

As for the rash, I tend show a lot of my flare issues in my skin. I do agree with the picture idea as it makes it easier to explain the issue to docs. You may want to ask about if you are reacting to any meds or if this is a side effect of the CD. I have had a swelling rash multiple times and it had gone away several times with a combo of pepcid/claritin, but I have had to be given prednisone on occassion too. Can't hurt to ask your doc on this one.
Age 45-50, female. Still holding on with just Pentasa and cholestyramine! Doc says most of my problems are side effects of my resection ('90) and my disease is doing GREAT and no sign of a repeat fistula. Meds now to control the lack of TI and gallbladder....happy to be out and about. OOOpppps...first big flare up in 11 years (10/2012) - but still trying to get back to "my normal".

sodbuster19
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   Posted 7/25/2013 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Going to see my GI today and try and figure this all out.
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sodbuster19
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   Posted 8/4/2013 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Well my GI checked my foot out and said sometimes outbreaks like that happen during a flare. He added ucires for the next 8 weeks. He also told me that the next time I get into a bad flare like this again, that I need to start thinking about going on Humeria, and that kind of freaks me out a bit. The rash thing on my foot is about 85% cleared up since the uciris, and my flare is about 95% better now. No blood, and only 2-3 BM's a day.
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wicked wendy
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   Posted 8/6/2013 3:58 AM (GMT -6)   
the sore hand could be arthritis which can come with the chrons or recently I had carpal tunnel (again a chrons complication). most frustrating thing when strange small things keep popping up all over your body.
diagnosed with chrons 2007, bile condition 2012, iriitis 2013
bowel resection 2008
multiple perianal fissures and surgeries for them.
Plus many other procedures and Small (?) issues

Currently on:
Humira
Colestid
B12 monthly
Oxybutinol (for the sweats the lovely prednisone left me with)
Fluoxitine (for the anxiety Chrons has blessed me with)
Renacide (for the ever enjoyable reflux)
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