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   Posted 12/7/2007 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had chron's for about 3 years. I really hanvt been in any pain so far. One thing that does bother me is tingling or numbness in my feet and lower legs after a bowel movement. It is an uncomfortable feeling and sometimes lasts for hours. I told my gastro doctor and he had not heard of that being associated with chrons. He said I may have a IBS also. Has anybody heard of the tingling symptom? Thanks.

ski bum
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   Posted 12/7/2007 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I know that Flagyl, sometimes used to treat crohns, can cause a neuropathy in the extremities.
CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Currently on Humira, Imuran and Entorcort. Hope to dc Imuran and Entorcort within one month of starting Humira.

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   Posted 12/7/2007 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Tingling can mean a lot of things, but needs to be looked into. Low B12 can cause tingling. As ski bum said, so can Flagyl and other meds. Malnutrition can cause tingling.

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   Posted 12/7/2007 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I usually get that feeling when my potassium is low, maybe have that checked?

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   Posted 12/7/2007 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Tingling and numbness in the fingers/toes (hands/feet) are more than likely due to low B12, you should get your doc to check your levels.

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   Posted 12/8/2007 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   

 ..It is the pentasa that causes that for me...



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   Posted 12/8/2007 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you sit for a long period of time? I get that feeling sometimes from sitting too long on the pot with my elbows on my legs while leaning forward and possibly just pinching a nerve a little bit. The tingling feels like my feet and/or calves fall asleep. Never lasted more than just a few minutes though. Alway figured that was just from sitting too long on my throne(King of the toilet-lol). Usually try to move my body a little bit every now and then while I'm sitting there and for me, I usually avoid that problem. Other than that, I have no idea why that would happen to you. Good luck.
47 years old
Dx 3/07 Moderate Crohn's in terminal ileum-Probably had it for years earlier
Rx Prednisone initially for 8 weeks-40mg/day then tapered down to 0
    Currently on Pentasa-2000mg/day

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   Posted 12/8/2007 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I have that from what I now realize is chronic tendonitis in the feet.
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin and now trying good ol' zoloft

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