erythema nodosum

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   Posted 7/29/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi!  Have any of you guys been diagnosed with erythema nodosum?  How did it relate to your main symptoms?

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   Posted 7/29/2008 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I have had it. I was in a horrible flare, and was put on 60 mg. of pred. Basically, once you gut under control then the EN will usually take care of itself.

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   Posted 7/30/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I had the erythma nodosum, it went away once I started my meds, also had inflammation in my eyes too.
Tannie 26 yrs
dx May 08 taking 30mg Prednisone,trying to taper, 100mg 6-mp, Asacol 6 twice a day, Remicade. 

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   Posted 7/30/2008 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
My son got erythema nodosum last year.  His GI said that it was an external symptom of what was happening on the inside, and in fact his sed rate was over 100 at the time.  He was put on prednisone and the pain from the bumps went away fairly quickly.  However, it did take a LONG time for the bruising to go away.
Son Ben, 14, diagnosed 3/06
Remicade, Asacol, Multi-vitamin

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   Posted 7/30/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. I think I have it, but my crohn's is stable, and not in a flare. Maybe I should ask the doctor, huh? ;-)

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   Posted 7/30/2008 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep i've had it three times the first time being the worst. Gi put me on a higher dose of pred seem to do the job. They are very painful and leave a place on you like a bruise sometimes it's slow to go away. I thought i was in remission when i had my first case gi said my crohns was active.

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   Posted 7/30/2008 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I had it in April, right before my flare really kicked in. I had these red sores all over my legs and feet. Even a few on my arm. They itched like crazy, so I'm not sure if they are supposed to itch or not. Didn't go away until I was put on pred in May. My doctor at first thought it was just eczema.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapering down from 10 mg again, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).

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   Posted 7/31/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to get these occasionally about 8 to 10 years ago.  They were on my lower legs around the calf.  For me they were large, red, hot and painful bumps.  They would stay for a couple of months and then go away.  When they would go away they left a purplish bruised spot that lasted many months.  I was always in a constant unrelenting flare for about 15 years so I can't really say what exactly brought them on or why they stopped.  I haven't had one in about 6 years now. 
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