Posted 2/21/2010 8:24 AM (GMT -6)
Even when I am not having really bad CD symptoms, my joints will flare up. I've been to a Rhuemy and he thinks its CD related, my GI's don't want to change any medications, like add a biologic because my CD is pretty stable. Its just that my joints will flare up, stay that way for a month or two, sometimes more, then gradually calm down. My Rhuemy would like me on a biologic, but my joints aren't bad enough with out an added CD flare.
My joints are aching to the point that they wake me multiple times in the night. I'm always moving my heating pad from one joint to the other just to get a little relief. This is all my major joints, specifically my hips, knees, shoulders and elbows. My husband, in his ever helpful way, thinks I should start going back to the gym and walking on the treadmill to loosen up the joints. But I think it does more harm than good, since its inflammation and you are just aggravating an inflamed joint. I have gone a few times, but I think they were so bad that nothing would have helped or harmed.
Anyone with experience or thoughts on this?