Sorry you are going through that, Sherry! I used to notice my joint pains would greatly increase after drinking alcohol while on Remicade. This past weekend when I had alcohol for the first time since being off Remicade, I didn't have any joint pains but now I am flaring up with my UC. Maybe there is a connection to immunosuppresants and alcohol intolerance? Also, I know that you aren't sure about your Fibro dx, but from what I understand, people with Fibromyalgia usually have an intolerance to alcohol... just my thoughts... Do you think a dermatologist could help you figure it out?
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15,
Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had almost recto-vaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil, Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08