Maybe you should eat some bananas to be safe, low potassium levels can be serious, but usually cause muscle cramping instead of joint pain.
And yes, there's always the possibility that you can become addicted to pain meds, but.... If you really need them, you need them. I've had this disease for most of my life, over 40 years now, and have been on pain meds on and off the entire time. I don't feel I'm addicted or ever have been.
I do worry about it, especially now that it seems I can't sleep without taking a pain pill, but I will be addressing that with my GI in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully I'll get a sleeping pill to get my body used to sleeping through the night again since the horrid prednisone.
The main thing is quality of life. If you can't achieve that, what's the point? Better living through chemistry.
25+years diagnosed with CD.
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery.