Dear Magnetic,You wrote "she gave me some steroids to take only if things get worse." It sounds like things have gotten worse. Perhaps you should take the med and rest the joints. Can you just lay low for a few days and not stress yourself anymore than necessary?
This type of arthritis usually follows a flare up of your Crohn's. It subsides when your Crohn's settles down. Fortunately, this type of arthritis does not generally cause any permanent damage.Take care and know we are here. (((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))
Thanks for the replies.
Woke up this morning with the pains still there, so I've taken the steroids, Deltacortil Enteric 5mg x 6 (30 mg). Took them this morning (about 10 hours ago) and have noticed a dramatic improvement, not 100% better yet but 50% or more and the pains have decreased dramatically.
I specifically didn't take the steroids yesterday night (I was very tempted) as they keep me awake, and I can only limit this by taking them in the morning.
I'll post on how I get on with the specialist on Monday, and will keep track of this post for your futher suggestions and advise.
I'll bring a list of the pains I have had with this Arthritis, your advise on possible meds and the suggestion to see an occuupational therapist (doubt I would have thought of this myself and was not suggested by my Doctor). Hope this will encourage the specialist to ensure I can limit or control this for this and future occurances.
Thanks a million,