I dont know what to do at this point. I have had more issues with joint pain in the past 20yrs more so than my stomach. I was placed on remicade for joint pain after trying naprosen, celebrex, and vioxx which all helped my joints but made my stomach flare. I have not had remicade since December 26th since my next one I was due for was Feb 17th and I had emergency surgery the 11th of feb. My joints have been hurting on and off and always get worse around "that time" of the month. I am expecting my period Tuesday and the joint pain got severe while I was in the waitintg room at my surgeons office today. I am really short sao my feet never touch the floor in any adult sized chairs plus it was cold in there. I dont know if that had any effect on my joints.
I am still on 25mcg of fentanyl and took a 4mg of dilauded. When bed time rolls around I will take some tylenol pm and maybe some advil too (advil does not bother my belly and a doctor told me I can take 2 extra strength tylenol and 3 advil all at one time). I placed my lidoderm patches on my right knee and right ankle (the 2 joints that bother me the most) hopefully the pain will go away soon. All the RA drs I have seen cant seem to help my situation with my joints. I have been tested mult times for all different joint diseases with them all negative. I am so uncomfortable sometimes that I even have to sleep with a knee brace and ankle brace on.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987