I get this way really bad after a taper. GI doctor tapers me slower now...I mean real slow! I'm cutting my pills in half ...than quarters...kinda funny. I didn't care, whatever it takes! My "reactive-arthritus" lasted up to two months. I get pain in my wrists, neck, elbow, knees ...pretty much every joint. Sometimes they heat up to, like a fever in my joint.
I'd work on my feet all day and by the time my shift was done...I'd just sit and cry. Went to a Rheumy ..He suggested changing to Remicade. GI doctor said NO..I'm on Imuran and it was working for the CD. Sometimes, I think they need to get together and talk things over! UGGH! I just wanted to be out of pain! I didn't care if it ment hanging upside down all day! They put me on Darvocet too. It worked at first...then it didn't and I'd get withdrawls headaches with that... it calmed me down that's about it. I seriously don't want to move when it gets like that! A staircase looks like Mt. Everest!
Keep your chin up...it DOES get better! Make sure your eating anti-inflammitory food too(watch salt). Take fish oil it helps alot! Maybe talk with you place of employement about what your going through. Most places are pretty understandable about the situation. I explained it to my employers and I worked shorter shifts for awhile.
"Get busy living or get busy dying"
Dx in 2005 with Crohns after a Hysterectomy. Re-section in 2006...came apart so got to do it again! Frequent Kidney stones and Shingles... a new present as of 08-09 Diabetes Type 2. Total of 12 surgerys.
Imran, Asacol, Colestid, Bentyl, Lamotil, Paxil, Nexium, Probiodicts, Vit D, Folic Acid, Lots of Potassium, Fish Oil, up to 6 Immodium a day. Oh, and one Giant Pill holder!