She got progressively worse over a period of weeks...had to totally discontinue it. A few years before that, she got nerve damage on the bottoms of her feet....so, that's two meds that she cannot take for CD.
She, however, takes Remicade irregularly...but methotrexate regularly as well as Asacol.
Definitely get yourself checked out because it could be autoimmune related or degenerative. Best to know just in case there's something else going on.
I can relate to leg/knee/body pains...had them all my life, but never to the point that something really showed on an x-ray to warrant the pain I was in.
At least it hasn't progressed to the point of no return for me as of yet.
You could consider a digestive enzyme called Bromelain or another called Zymactive. It's supposed to help with inflammation in joints. I did use them for a while and noticed certain pains ceased, others didn't.
I'm not consistent with them.
I do, however, get some relief from Robaxin.
Let us know the outcome.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, enemas nightly (sigh!!)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!