I'm on 4,800 mg Asacol and Remicade infusions . The pain is really bad . Should I ask my doctor for some sort of pain meds ? Was diagnosed dec 2011. My legs ache all night . My joints are stiff and achey knees are also aching.Keeps me up at night . Doc wanted to put me on prednisone but I refused . I'll go see my family doc tomorrow.
23 Jul 2012
If you are in severe pain for any reason, definitely talk to your doc. Pain is a symptom of a bunch of things. Your doc needs to be told ASAP and a determination will be made how to best proceed with your health care.
Best wishes and hope you find the reason for your increased pain.
23 Jul 2012
My GI doc said that if I have severe pain and even a little sign of blood to head straight for the E R. Last time I lost a lot of blood in a very short time. Pain and vomiting were first. You know your symptoms best, but they did ask me why I waited. I realized I wasn't very smart about it. Four days in the hospital. They told me it was safer to come in and be sent home than guess wrong. Let me know how it goes.
The back and leg pain is from the pressure you are feeling, I think. If you are doubled over from pain, you belong in the hospital. Please do not wait.
26 Jul 2012
I hope you will reply again and let us know how you are doing. What are your options after seeing your PCP? Did a rheumatologist prescribe the remicade? I actually did quite well with it along with methotrexate at the time. It was supposed to help bone issues I was having and I was also on pain meds at the same time. My treatments have changed but I am still on pain meds and thyroid supplementation for hypothyroidism. I am wondering when you had a full thyroid work up??? I mean way beyond the basic test? My endocrinologist got me the best care and also got my thyroid straightened out which HELPED some of the other issues I was dealing with. Behcets is one of the syndromes I am dealing with. You need help and I hope you get it sooner rather than later. But do give some thought (if you haven't already) to having your thyroid checked out. You wouldn't believe the conditions that are caused by under and over active thyroid.
I wish you a smoother journey through this life and one that holds more hope, too.
6 Nov 2012
I;ve been wondering this same thing!! I have horrific leg, lower back pain
and it extends into the crease of my right leg. The bladder also feels a lot
of pressure. I was in the hospital due to the flare, but the other symptoms I mentioned were apparently just attributed to the flare. I guess the DR was saying that a Colitis flare can cause the bladder to be affected b/c the colon is inflammed and hence can press upon the bladder.
So I fee for you! I really hope you'll keep us posted as to how you are doing.
6 Nov 2012
Hey guys sorry I haven't been able to respond. I have been feeling alone in all of this. I m a grown man 31 years old and this disease make me cry sometimes. No one really understands. When I try to explain my disease or flare it still seems that people don't get me. Seeing u guys going threw the same thing and understanding what I'm going threw really makes me feel so good. As for the pains in my legs and lower back/ joint pain its still the same. I get up in the morning and I'm stiff and my joints hurt. Sometimes when I'm just standing or laying flat my hands and feet go numb. I can't sit or stand to long without locking up or feeling like I was beat up. I now see a es doc and we are running some tests to make sure it's not just a side effect. Thank u all for ur caring thoughts and kind words
11 Jun 2013
Just want to let you know one of the major side-effects of Remicade is joint tissue degeneration and also kidney stones.. I know because i took Remicade for 3yrs. to treat my UC, but the side effects i had from the med left me in worse physical health. I have passed 9 kidney stones since 2009 and the CT Scan shows 13 more in both kidneys. Also last year had shoulder surgery to repair 2 torn ligament and reattatch my collar bone to my shoulder. Through these 3yrs. i learned Remicade treats each person differently and it can also cause bone marrow suppression causing anemia and just overall messing up your blood levels, so make sure to get your blood lab work done every so often while taking Remicade. It works great to supress the UC but in my experience "the juice wasn't worth the squeeze" so i quit taking it all together and i have been in remission for over a year now since my last infusion.
Don't let any doc tell you it will be OK, these are minor side-effects cause if not treated properly they may be signs of future issues to come.. Believe me i have been there and done that and burned the T-shirt saying "I survived REMICADE!!" Good luck and remember don't be satisfied with just always feeling bad!!! its not normal
12 Jun 2013
I had or have leg pain and knee pain but the leg pain came before remicade infusions but after 7 treatments my knees are hurting but gastrologist. Dr
As soon as I said leg pain he went right to front part and right he knew from other patients it happens when your in flareup
But I'm sure remicade contribute to my knees.
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