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   Posted 3/21/2010 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
hi! . I am 25 Yrs old, I have had chron's disease for 11 years now. At first i had a rough time with flares, i had about 7 from age 14 - 20. For the past 5 years though i have been flare up free first i was on remicade for 3 years which worked good but i had some reactions and since then i have been on the humira pen. overall compared to alot of people with this i have been very lucky i have been doing good for the most part but i am starting to get some arthritis like pain and a lil more fatigue than usual. Im not really sure what i want to get out of this site im just looking to talk with people who deal with the same things and maybe give some advice from my expiriences.

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   Posted 3/21/2010 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there, Janger, and welcome.

Fatigue is really hard to cope with, isn't it? Have you spoken with your doctor about the joint pain and fatigue? Did s/he have any ideas about what might be causing it?
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   Posted 3/21/2010 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome
i have extreme fatigue as well as joint pain but am learning i just need to slow down n cat nap when i have gotten to the point of cant keep eyes open
hot tubbys for me and lyrica helps me out alot with joint pain
stay with us n again welcome
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   Posted 3/21/2010 11:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Fatigue is a problem because so many things can cause it, it's so hard to figure out what it is. Personally I've found 2 drugs that cause it in me, predinsone above 20 mg per day and 5-asa's at medium to high doses.

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   Posted 3/22/2010 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
One thing I always encourage people with fatigue is to check out your b-12 level, and of course if you have anemia.
Heat also helps with my joint pain.
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   Posted 3/22/2010 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Janger and welcome to Healingwell. I am currently in remission, but always have two things that stay with me. 1) Fatigue and 2) joint pain. Many of us with Crohns also suffer with some form of arthritis, I personally have Osteoarthritis. Currently needing knee replacements. I think part of my damage is from using Prednisone, but I also believe part of it from the disease. I agree with Navy, heat is my best friend when I am hurting. Hope to hear more from you.

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   Posted 3/25/2010 4:07 AM (GMT -7)   
MMMNAVY said...
One thing I always encourage people with fatigue is to check out your b-12 level, and of course if you have anemia.
Heat also helps with my joint pain.

hey thanx for the advice. i know im not anemic but what b 12 could do for me no one ever mentioned that before to me.
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