fibromyalgia and crohn's

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   Posted 12/24/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and Happy Holidays to everyone! As most of us have, I have been dealing with Crohn's are the related arthritis for about ten years now, the arthritis has gotten very bad lately, but recently things have really taken a turn for the worse. My rheumy today, diagnosed my with Fibromyalgia, on top of it all. He says the overall achiness and feeling like I have a flu, fatigue, and the "hot spots" that I can't bear to touch are the signs. Now, he wants to start me on more medicine for that, ugh. I was wondering if anyone here is also dealing with fibro and what meds they may have found helpful because the list he gave me was overwhelming and I don't even know which to consider first. Already being on so many meds for the Crohn's I hate to add more, but this newest problem is really starting to ruin my daily life even more than the crohn's. Thanks in advance for any advice.


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   Posted 12/25/2008 3:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Marla There are some on here that do have fibro and one thing I did read was to have dental work done before starting some of the meds, at least I think the meds discussed were for fibro.Sorry you been hit with another medical problem CD seems to be enough at times without other things going on .Hope others will jump in here and give you some gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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   Posted 12/25/2008 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Marla,

I am one of the folks who has Crohns, Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis.  The only med I use for the Fibro is my pain medicine.   That is the only thing that helps me.  My Rheumy wants me to take one of the biologics, but I am just not ready to go there right now.  The pain meds and muscle relaxers seem to work well enough.  But at least I know those meds are there if I ever feel thats the way I have to go.  Hope that helps.

God Bless,

Gail *Nanners*

Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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   Posted 12/25/2008 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Wish I could help, but before I help anyone else with this problem, I really ought to help myself... //>.>\\'... I haven't seen my rheumatologist in a while... need to make an appointment...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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