a year into my Stelara my knees became painfully inflamed to the point of barely being able to walk. My GI gave me benedryl with each injection and the problem stopped for another year until 2 weeks ago. Since my last injection my bowel is better but my knees are constantly screaming in pain. I've tried topicals and opioids but nothing has helped. It hasn't let up for 2 weeks. I'm really concerned because I haven't been able to attend ballet classes, nor wear cute shoes
Sitting does not ease the pain either. It's unrelenting.
Can biologics actually cause damage to the joints?
Is there anything I can do now to help with the pain? I cannot take a drop of any type of steroid.
Has anyone had to stop a biologic because of joint pain?