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   Posted 6/22/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone else get tingly hands, especially fingers and jelly legs alot?  I have been having this almost every morning.  I am wondering if it is my anxiety issues or related to the Crohns/UC (my doc says he no longer is sure which one it is :(  )
Thanks in advance.

36/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008

Current medications: Imuran 50 mg daily,Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily

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   Posted 6/22/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I suffer with anxiety too and those could also be related to anxiety. Have you been feeling bad Crohns wise lately? I was wondering if maybe you are feeling bad Crohnswise then in turn triggering your anxiety about getting sick again. I know with my anxiety I tend to get where I start breathing a little faster and that will bring on the tingling. Another thought, have you had your B12 checked lately, that can cause some tingling too. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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   Posted 6/22/2009 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't see Flagyl in your list of meds...if youare taking it, you should address the tingling with your doctor.
Other than that, I follow with nanners...I get a lot of tingling when I am B12 deficient. I also find I have the wobbly legs when my anemia is in a worse state---like the muscles feel shaky because they are oxygen deprived.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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   Posted 6/22/2009 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
i have had this on and off for a LONG time...been to the neuro etc...no diagnosis...it's uncomfortable at times and freaks me out but i've come to live with it...can't say i enjoy it though!
35 year old male living in AZ.  Diagnosed with Crohns at age of 15.
Currently tapering prednisone (15 mgs) and I've been on 6_MP for 2 months.
In the middle of a bad flare now for 6 months...lost almost 30 lbs.

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   Posted 6/22/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I have this also, plus cramps when I stretch, it's called peripheral neuropathy due to B12 deficiency. It progressed to my facial area and even feel it when I wear sunglasses or carry a shoulder strap pocketbook. Sometimes I don't notice it as much thank goodness. but in my case it is permanent, because I wasn't treated early enough. Anxiety can sometimes make you hyperventillate, which can make your fingers tingly and hands crampy.
Humira, pred and entocort 1/08
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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   Posted 6/22/2009 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Since it is in the morning after sleeping, possibly you have some kind of nerve pinching happening - possibly due to back issues? I see Cal/Mag on your list of supplements - do you have osteo? Maybe a referral to a specialist (rheumatologist, or ?) would be a good idea?
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