Numbness driving me crazy

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   Posted 8/26/2007 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Now this may seem weird because the doctors dont even seem to have a clue what it is, but I have been experiencing numbness in my arms and legs. Usually happens when I have a flare up but can happen at any time. Driving me crazy.
Does anyone else have this?
I was diagnosed with crohns around three years ago. Luckily I am managing to control it at the moment with Asacol and Azathioprine.
Bit of advice for those with joint pain. I find that a hot stone massage can really help me. I often get pains in my back/neck/shoulders and calves of my legs. Give it a try. If it doesnt help you will find that it is at least very relaxing.

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   Posted 8/26/2007 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I actually prefer deep tissue massage instead. As for the numbness I only get it in my R shoulder (pinched nerve) or in my L wrist (carpal tunnel)
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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   Posted 8/26/2007 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Numbness in the arms & legs, can be a sign of Vitamin B 12 deficiency, I would ask your doc to get this checked out for you.
The correct term for this is peripheral neuropathy, perhaps you could look up some info, to see if this might be your problem.
I suffer with this quite badly so I can sympathize with you. Best of luck.

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