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joint pain and MS

Postby Jill » Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:56 pm

i recently developed joint pain (ankles, wrists, fingers, toes). it is affecting my mobility and functioning. my doctor said that joint pain goes along with MS, but i have never read anything about it being a common symptom of MS. i'm curious if anyone else has experienced this? i was told it is nerve pain caused by the ms. i'm taking anti-inflamatories which are not helping at all, and recently began taking meds for nerve pain...waiting to see if it helps.
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Joint pain

Postby Pj » Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:54 pm

Hi Jill,
Sorry to hear about your joint pain. I have had joint pain on and off. Mine is usually one side or the other (shoulder, elbow, wrist and fingers all on right or left) and it goes as quickly as it comes.

At worst, my neuro put me on Tegretol to "settle down" the nerve activity--it didn't work. I came off the Tegretol after 2 months and the pain eventually stopped. One day I woke up and it was gone.

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Postby nenufar » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:01 pm

I have lots of joint pain and a really swollen finger, but haven't been diagnosed yet. My understanding is that when your immunine system is down, anything can happen :(
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Interferons, Arthritis and Bursitis

Postby Shayk » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:44 pm

Hi all

If any of you are on interferons there's a small possibility that what you're experiencing might be a side effect. There have been a few cases reported in the literature.

Arthritis and bursitis in multiple sclerosis patients treated with interferon-beta

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