I had joint pain as a side effect of Remicade, much like you describe, most likely from the body rejecting the Remicade, since it didn't last more than a week or two each time. The pains were in my knuckles, knees, ankles, elbows, and shoulders, after a few months on the drug. So far not getting it from Humira (jury still out on whether this is working as therapy though)- maybe a tiny bit but nothing like I got with Remicade. I had never and have never got joint pains from prednisone withdrawals or from UC as such. Pred (which I am still on though tapering) tends to give me joint pains - specifically back and knee and ankle- in higher doses which disappear below about
I am sorry about the flare- what was the antibiotic for? Best of luck.
Pancolitis >20 years, allergic to all 5ASAs
Tried everything under the sun (natural and alternative)
Some partial success with TSO but was too expensive to keep up
Remicade Humira, lots of probiotics, entocort, tapering pred again, maybe surgery this year
Post Edited (Probiotic) : 5/17/2009 8:20:03 PM (GMT-6)