I went through this, I thought it was caused by the Remicade, but my docs say it is classic UC arthritis. I had not taken Prednisone in 7 years. The pain came on suddenly, I've never had a joint pain in my life till one day last November. I haven't had it in my hips, but yeah the left knee and right ankle, or right wrist and left knee, etc. (and the HANDS!! OUCH, the hands and wrists were so painful) The Arthritis specialist called it Asymmetrical Psoriatiac Arthritis. I ended up on Prednisone to HELP the pains, it is the only thing that worked. This was the first time pain meds didn't help the pain at all, man it was scary and horrible. I tapered off the Pred, now have slight knee ache, but am much better... I now take Glucosamine, seems to be fine for my gut, also I started taking a vitamin B liquid supplement just cause I heard low vitamin B12 can cause those pains. I made my GI give me a blood test for B12 and of course it was fine, making me look like a nut. I still take the vitamin B supplement, I think it may help me have more energy and lessen the pain. Sorry you're feeling bad! I know how painful it is! If it gets unbearable, your GI might make you get back on the Prednisone. :( but it really did help me.
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with almost rectovaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds:
Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira Jan 29) Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil as needed, Darvocet, Tylenol pm