Crohn's and joint pain

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I am 52 and diagnosed with Crohn's a year ago. I keep my symptoms under control by following a strict diet, however recently I have had pain in my feet, hands and elbows. My consultant has put me on a course of vitamin D, has anyone else been offered this as a treatment for an aspect of Crohn's?

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    no, however i have been told vitamin b6 might help with similar pain
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    Hi,

    The first symptom of Crohns I had was joint pain in my ankles. It got so bad that I had to crawl to get to the toilet and could only walk with a stick. Drs finally put my tummy pain and joint pain together and was diagnosed with Crohns.

    The best course of treatment I had for the joint pain and inflammation was an injection of steroids into my ankle joint. It was like a miracle - within a day I was pain free and able to walk. Hope that helps. Since being treated for Crohns I haven't had the extreme joint pain since.

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    Hi val

    i was diagnosed with crohns 4 years ago and about 18 months ago developed a viral form of arthitus causing pain in my feet knees hands etc so much so I could hardly walk.  I was already on vitamin  d.  The consultant gave me a steroid injection to keep me going until the prescribed methotrexate started working.   This has helped with the crohns and also the joints.

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    What diet do you follow please because im really struggling to find foods i can eat sad
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      I avoid gluten and dairy, although I use lacto free milk which I am able to tolerate. I avoid tea, coffee, hot chocolate and any caffeinated or fizzy drinks. The only fruit I am able to eat is mango, banana, peaches, nectarines and papaya, I eat the one fruit jellies by Hartleys and fruit baby food. I have problems if I eat raw salad or vegetables but ok with cooked. It's all trial and error I think, I'm lucky in that I've never had a bad flare up, if I cheat and eat something I normally avoid I have an upset stomach for a day which then settles if I'm strict again. My diet is similar to a paleo diet which the exception of the gluten free bread and lacto free milk. Good luck.
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