I know that certain kind(s) of arthritis are common with Crohn's and I complain of joint pain and muscle/skin tenderness all the time. My question is can any of these joint complaints (if associated with Crohn's) be dangerous in the long term or are they mostly harmless? Also my Crohn's is in remission... I'm not having stomach complaints although I frequently am deficient in something or another (recently Vit. D inexplicably). Do the 'side effects' of Crohn's usually persist despite the apparently being in remission?
For some background my left knee is often so tight that I can't straighten it after standing up without some discomfort. I had pain in my right shoulder that prevented me from using my arm for about
a month, but my dad has bursitis so I just figured that's what it was... It eventually resolved on its own! I also get pain in my hips and my left foot will cramp up making me limp. Sometimes my muscles everywhere feel tender to the touch - if you poke me in the stomach or arm it'll hurt!
Crohn's (diagnosed in 2006 and currently in remission), severe migraines, Seborrheic Derm., Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (1994), chronic pain, ulcers/GERD and possibly Lupus. Medications: Nexium, Pentasa, Percocet and Vicodin as needed, Flintstone Vitamins (my favorite part!), calcium and magnesium supplements, vitamin D once weekly. I follow a low fiber, low residue diet.
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