Dull/hallow arm and leg pain?

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   Posted 10/1/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to think it was the joints but now I'm wondering if it's the bone or veins and not the joint. It's hard to pinpoint just where the discomfort is emanating from.

It's a hallow feeling, dull and uncomfortable. Anyone else have this? That's the best way I can describe it.
Crohn's (diagnosed in 2006 and currently in remission), severe migraines, Seborrheic Derm., Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (1994), chronic pain, ulcers/GERD and possibly Fibromyalgia? Medications: Nexium, Pentasa, Cymbalta, Xysal, Yaz, 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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   Posted 10/2/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I have pain all the time in my arms and legs. Sometimes it hurts just to lay down. Mine is more of an achy, annoying type pain...kind of like a restless leg feeling. I haven't been able to figure out exactly why this is going on.


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   Posted 10/2/2008 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I tend to have a tingly sensation in my legs and right arm. I just chalked it up to the early stages of arthritis and now to Crohns. It is a weakness…for example when I walk into work from the parking lot I have to use the rail to pull myself up the stairs due to the short walk into the building.

I try to stretch my legs daily for about 10 minutes. It is hard on “bad stomach days”, yet it seems to be worth it for me.

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Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008

Current medications: Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Asacol 400mg 3 tablets 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily, Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. garlic and Vit. C 500mg daily

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   Posted 10/2/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been going through something similar and have been diagnosed with stenosis of the spine. I have some bulging disks, but it is the arthritis and inflammation that is impinging the sciatica and nerves. This is very common in crohnies and it may be beneficial for you to get a mri of the lumbar and a c-spine. I also had to undergo a nerve conduction study on all 4 extremities(ouch) which showed abnormalities in all. My doctor started me on Neurotin and I have now had 2 epideral steroid and nerve numbing injections. The first did not help, but the 2nd was only 2 days ago and the jury is still out.

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   Posted 10/2/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
The achy pain (not so much the weakness and tingling) may be due to a form of tendinitis that is caused by elevated TNF from Crohn's. This can be helped by a fairly harmless supplement containing turmeric and bromelain. It is sold as a remedy for joint pain. One caution - if you have active D, it can cause burning on exit if it is passing through too fast. Turmeric is the spice and bromelain is a pineapple digestive enzyme.
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