new knee pain, is it arthritis?

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   Posted 9/7/2009 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I have recently just started to experience some knee pain. It usually only hurts when I get up from laying down or from sitting and the pain is on the inside parts of my knees. It doesn't (thankfully) hurt when I walk.

I'm trying to figure out where it is coming from. I've never had it before. I did taper of Prednisone just last Wednesday. Could that possibly be it? I've read that you can get achy joints after you stop Prednisone.

The weird thing is where I used to have my arthritis, in my SI joint, and in my ankles when I was first diagnosed have thankfully not started hurting. But I'm wondering if this is just the migratory arthritis due to Crohn's.

I'm also on Remicade, and I've read other people experiencing joint pain with it...though I'm a bit confused, because my Rheumatologist said the Remicade should prevent all my join pain....

If this is from the Prednisone, which I'm thinking it may be since it's the only thing I've changed, how long does the joint pain usually take to go away?

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   Posted 9/7/2009 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Whenever I wean off of Pred, it never fails I will have some increase in joint pain for awhile. I would suggest if it continues talking with your Rheumy. But I think its probably Pred as the cause. Hopefully it will get better in a couple days.
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   Posted 9/7/2009 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Nanners. I hope it's just a side effect of the Pred. How long do you usually experience your joint pain?

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   Posted 9/7/2009 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I too experience joint pain after taper from predizone. I usually starts a couple weeks after the taper and goes about 1 month or so. I even got a shot for pred shot last spring for bad sinus infection that just wouldn't go away and...2 weeks later..debilitating joint pain. It is so depessing to not be able to move well and dealing with CD too! I understand. It does eventually get better!!!
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