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Taking methotrexate with steroid for chrohns disease. Why do I have joint pain?

I have chrohns disease and take remicade every 6 week , highest dose along with a steroid so I don t have a reaction. I also take 6mg methotrexate once a week. I ve been having extreme constant joint pain in knees, shoulders and hips. I alwys feel inflamed, I have vaginal dryness and my abdomen feels as if its in my body tilted, so it hurts and causes back aches and just overall belly discomfort. Please help I m 42 and have been diagnosed for 14 years
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Crohns disease is associated with arthritis .As you are having this since long its sequele are bound to happen

You need to take analgesic and calcium supplement
Physiotherapy will help in reducing symptoms.
You may need to take steroid shots if stiffness occurs.

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Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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