Has anyone here experienced an increase in joint pain, elevated sed rate post Covid? I have been told I have a type of inflammatory arthritis post infection. Methyltrexate injections for 4 months has not really brought about a BIG improvement.
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Hello @leezer. I am sorry to hear about your post-COVID diagnosis. In order to connect you with others who may have a similar experience or who could provide support, you will notice that I have edited your post title slightly and also included it in the Bones, Joints & Muscles Group as well.
Had you had any arthritis symptoms or diagnoses of any sort pre-COVID or is this all new?
Thanks for moving my post to the right area. I have had arthritic symptoms, positive ANA’s wax and wane for over 20 years with no definitive diagnosis. Hope you have a great Thursday and weekend!
@leezer and other patients with Rheumatic conditions may find the following article shared with me by @hopeful33250 helpful.
Op-Ed: Rheumatic Patients Should Proceed Cautiously After COVID Vax — Certain patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease remain particularly vulnerable: https://www.medpagetoday.com/rheumatology/generalrheumatology/92255
The above article has a link to the following guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology:
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance Summary for Patients with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases
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Thanks John – I bookmarked this. Interesting to know they are watching and measuring. Have you found any similar research for the vaccine and PN?
Here are a few COVID vaccine and neuropathy related research I've found but haven't thoroughly read yet…
— Information on COVID-19 and Neuropathy: https://neuropathycommons.org/information-covid-19-and-neuropathy
— Coronavirus and the Nervous System: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Current-Research/Coronavirus-and-NINDS/nervous-system
— Peripheral Nervous System Manifestations Associated with COVID-19: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11910-021-01102-5
— Guillain-Barre After COVID-19 Vaccine: Case Report — Clinical trial participant recovered after IVIG treatment
Has anyone had pain after covid in their prosthetic joint ? I have a left THR in 2013. Covid hit 11-2020. I had frequent stem pain with exercise, weather changes. Sometime it’s so bad I use crutches. My orthopedic MD doesn’t know what to do with me? Can I join a study to help myself snd others?
I have had arthritis in my hands and other joints. Months after coming down with Covid, the pain has increased and the areas of pain have expanded. I never put 2 and 2 together that Covid could be the cause. I know I need to chat with my family doctor. Presently I only use CBD cream and Tylenol when it gets unbearable.
I had a big increase in joint pain after the two Pfizer injections. PLaces that had hurt a good bit (like knee joint) began to feel like they were being stabbed by a knife. It lasted about 2 months but I have never gotten back to where I was before the inoculations. I do a lot of research among medical articles online, and I found one saying that some people began having auto-immune symptoms after having covid itself, so there has to be a connection.
I experienced the same after the Pfizer injections, but I had learned what to do. I had an even worse inflammatory flare after the quadravalent flu vaccine last year and it was tamed by a course of steroids. No similar experience with the booster.
My 41yo daughter developed rheumatoid arthritis as part of her post Covid experience. It took massive amounts of steroids to tame it and now she uses a biologic to control it.
I hurt in my joints and muscles more than ever. I do get some relief in water. I water walk, hot tub and Epsom salt baths. But out of the water i hurt everything seems to take more physical and mental effort.
@nant, @sueinmn, and others…Sue, I'm so sorry your daughter had such a reaction and developed Rheumatoid Arthritis. Good ole' steroids, right? They saved my life many years ago, and have saved me from the recurring Sarcoid flares and bronchitis, and such. I need them now for the joint and muscle pain.
I had the booster a couple of weeks ago and pretty severe reactions – similar to the reaction to the 2nd Moderna vaccine. Nothing from 1st shot, 2nd put me in bed for 2 days with fever, sweats, chills, headache, extreme fatigue, and extreme muscle/joint pain.
The booster, I now call it the stupid booster – was a mess for me. I had similar symptoms the evening I rec'd the shot. My skin was hot to touch, discomfort all over, chills, fever, my face was bright red, and again a severe increase in pain, both joints, and muscle.
I'm hurting now, 2 weeks later, more than I have in years. Joints and muscles. I think it caused the fibromyalgia to flare and I know it caused my arthritis to flare significantly- my shoulders, upper/lower/mid back ache, and then have debilitating pain. I'm so frustrated with this reaction! I'm so over Covid! No more for me. I'll get an annual vaccination like I do with flu but no more now.
We all have to take the measures we deem important to protect ourselves. I've done that, as I have multiply co-morbidities and know the vaccine is smart for me. But I think it's nuts to continue with more boosters or a new vaccine for every variant. It's time to get back to living. So, I'm living again, going out if I feel like it to have coffee or lunch with a friend. Hopefully, I'll begin the pool therapy again soon, which helps reduce the body pain and strengthens my muscle. I hope to begin mall walking, but, at the moment, I'm hurting too much. Only the warm pool will help now.
I reported the reactions to the Mayo Clinic Covid nurse last week. She wanted me to go to the Ed, which I refused. I called her to report symptoms for their research.
All this from the shots. I don't think I would have survived the actual virus. So, thankful for the vaccines.
Blessings to all…elizabeth
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