Review: could Crohn's disease cause Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 61,420 people who have Crohn's disease. Among them, 1,555 experience Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness (Weakness). See who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Crohn's disease (latest reports from 154,078 patients) is typically treated by Humira, Remicade, Pentasa, Prednisone, Asacol, Entocort Ec.
Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness
Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness (latest reports from 1,305,705 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 61,420 people who have crohn's disease are studied. Among them, 1,550 (2.52%) have Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness.
Gender of people who have crohn's disease and experienced Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness * :
|Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness||63.70%||36.30% |
Age of people who have crohn's disease and experienced Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness * :
|Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness||0.00%||0.00%||5.30%||16.08%||20.75%||20.05%||18.47%||19.35% |
Severity of the symptom * :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness||12.50%||25.00%||37.50%||25.00% |
Top co-existing conditions for these people * :
- Crohn's disease (1,550 people, 100.00%)
- Pain (197 people, 12.71%)
- Hypertension (152 people, 9.81%)
- Vitamin supplementation (136 people, 8.77%)
- Depression (130 people, 8.39%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (128 people, 8.26%)
- Anxiety (123 people, 7.94%)
- Insomnia (104 people, 6.71%)
- Nausea (77 people, 4.97%)
- Diarrhoea (68 people, 4.39%)
Most common drugs used by these people * :
- Humira (1,181 people, 76.19%)
- Remicade (664 people, 42.84%)
- Prednisone (310 people, 20.00%)
- Pentasa (269 people, 17.35%)
- Cimzia (214 people, 13.81%)
- Azathioprine (173 people, 11.16%)
- Imuran (158 people, 10.19%)
- Vitamin d (126 people, 8.13%)
- Asacol (108 people, 6.97%)
- Folic acid (101 people, 6.52%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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From this study (1 month ago):
Diagnosed with Crohns disease in March 2013. Have been taking Lialda and Lansoprazole since. On Jan. 15th, 2013 I received a flu shot and started having flu symptoms immediately. On Jan. 20th, I started getting the restless arm and legs syndrome and by Jan. 24th, I could barely walk or lift a spoon. I saw my primary care doctor who put me on Prednisone and the symptoms have not worsened but I am having migraines, joint pain, some tingling and weakness in both arms and legs and neck muscles. Blood pressure rises when I do any moving around. Wondering if this could be a sign of Guillain-Barre syndrome as an extraintestinal manifestation of Crohn's disease as I have done some research this morning.
From this study (1 year ago):
Couldn't walk after second Remicade infusion for Crohn's. Was switched to Humira with same results. Am now bedridden and can no longer work outside the home. Mayo Clinic diagnosed it as drug-induced lupus but blood markers are changing while symptoms are not.
JAYANTA KUMAR BANDYOPADHYAY on Apr, 24, 2012:
After the first dose of Infliximab Remicade for HLA B27 + Spondyloarthropathy, ( second is due in May 2012 and I am advised for life long such an expensive treatment with no curability but to restrict the rate of deterioration), my condition is in a fix. My cornea is also affected with total absence of goblet cells suggestive of grade iv squamous metaplasia. However, my Doctor is very good / caring and humanitarian. I took opinion of four leading doctors in India and email advice from USA/UK/Netharland and all confirmed my treatment on correct path. I do not know how to finance Rs.10 Lakhs every year when my income is 50%. of that.
bdog4u2 on Dec, 6, 2012:
I'm a 38 yr old male. I've had crohn's for over 20 years and it sucks.
Bobbie on Oct, 20, 2012:
My mother, 53 years old, , diagnosed with ulcerative colitis July of 2011 has passed away from remicade. She had breat cancer and was treated with chemo in 1999 but healthy ever since. There is no other explanation. This drug is scary. If you are thinking of using it see a cardiologist and liver expert before you even think about it. I beg of you. 6 weeks and she was gone...
Bobby Green on Dec, 6, 2012:
Been on remicade for over 8 years the worse I got from it was athletes foot. I'm sorry for your mom its a horrible disease and the meds can be worse. I hope we have a cure one day but there's not enough profit in cures I watched remicade go from $2000 a treatment to $7000 its not fair how the sick get preyed upon
Rainer on Jan, 7, 2013:
I had exoperienced leg muscle weakness when on Statins of all sorts. Eventually I could not take any of the Statins any longer as they adversly affected me in numerous ways. Stopped Statins and all improved. Started Questran Lite. leg muscles feel like Jelly. May be possibly from this but not sure as yet. Will see Doc to have this confirmed. seems to me when ever I try a medication to help my High Cholesterol / Heart desease issue tthat i am stuffing myself up with considerable side effects affecting my quality of life!!
From this study (2 years ago):
very fatigued & tired. muscle weakness, and tourette tic like symptons, only happens while on medications :( . has anyone else ever experienced any of these together?
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