Severe Leg Pains and Remicade or Cymbalta??

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 12/19/2007 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
OWWWWWWWWWW MY LEGS are KILLING ME!  I didn't sleep at all last night.  I got Remicade yesterday at 9am.  By 6pm the leg pains started.  I thought that if I took tylenol pm and slept it would go away, it is worse.  I also started taking Cymbalta 3 days ago, but didn't notice any pain till after Remicade.  I also developed severe joint pain this past month.  I have been taking 700 mgs of Remicade since August. 
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007:Increased Remicade dosage-660mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks ( I may be developing antibodies?), Lomotil, Darvocet, Clorazepate, new meds: Prograf, Cymbalta, Lyrica

Mormor Vicky
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 684
   Posted 12/19/2007 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I started taking Cymbalta last July. I noticed almost within 24 hours that my joint pains were almost completely gone. Cymbalta has something in it to help with chronic pain. Even was able to start working out on an elliptical which I had never been able to do before because of knee and ankle pain.
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor

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