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   Posted 5/4/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone with Crohn's had problems with their lower joints (knee's and ankles) filling with fluid with a flare? 
My crohn's doctor seems to be stumped with this happening to me.  He put me on a steriod pack last week.
I felt really good the first few days and then the last few days of being on it I started having trouble again.
I don't think my crohn's is flared though because I'm not having bathroom issues.  Just swollen knee and ankles
and I can feel the fluid in them. 
So my doctor called in another type of steroid meds that I'll be on for three months.  I haven't gone to pick
it up at the drug store yet so I can't remember name of it.  But he said I'll take 3 pills every morning for a month,
then 2 pills every morning for the next month, and then 1 pill every morning for the 3rd month.  I've never been
on this one before so curious about it.

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   Posted 5/4/2008 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Could it be Entocort? That is a steroid like Prednisone, but has much less side effects for most.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 5/4/2008 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Or are you on Remicade too?
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   Posted 5/4/2008 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you been to a rhuemy and been tested for RA? Is this synoval fluid in your joints? I would have myself evaluated for RA. The steroids should help with the inflamation no matter what the cause but if this is a recurring problem steroids may not be the safest long term solution.

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   Posted 5/7/2008 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes it's Entocort that my doctor just put me on. I just started taking it but I'm having the side effects dizzie, nausea, so to have call doc today because I don't think I'm going to be able to take this stuff. I'm more worried right now about my joints and the fluid. I have an apt. with rhuemy doctor the 14th.
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