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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 12/10/2007 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
i know many suffer from joint pain, my questions is, does it come and go? Will I have this forever? It started to come on in August and I still have it. What do you do to relieve the pain? My foot pain(plantar fasciitis) is the worst. Thanks for any suggestions.
Dx'd 5/07, azasan, florastor, caltrate, fish oil, cod liver oil, bee propolis

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 12/10/2007 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi If you have a spurr in your heal getting proper insoles might help I know someone that has them and it did make some difference to her as well as the proper shoes although they are expensive but if it helps releave the pain it might be worth it. lol gail

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 12/10/2007 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I have joint pain from my CD. I've tried some of the arthritis type drugs from my Rhuemy, but I can't tolerate them. They just upset my stomach. I've been seeing an accupuncturist. It does give some relief. I was not a big believer in alternative medicine, so I really didn't think it would work. But, it does help. It is a bit pricey, but depending on how bad the pain is and how often you need to go, it might be worth it.

I started out going several times a week, then once we got things under control, I was able to cut it down to once every few weeks. Now the guy I see has just opened up a new clinic so that he can offer treatment at a lower cost and I can go more often. I am hoping that I can see even more relief. The winter months are always the worst for me. I started treatment last April, so I don't know what to expect from the next few months, but I'm willing to try. At this point, it really is my only option.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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