Post-Covid Inflammatory Arthritis

Posted by leezer @leezer, Apr 7 6:40pm

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.

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?

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Hi @amanajro
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!

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@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
https://www.rheumatology.org/Portals/0/Files/COVID-19-Vaccine-Clinical-Guidance-Rheumatic-Diseases-Summary.pdf

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@johnbishop

@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
https://www.rheumatology.org/Portals/0/Files/COVID-19-Vaccine-Clinical-Guidance-Rheumatic-Diseases-Summary.pdf

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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?
Sue

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@sueinmn

Thanks John – I bookmarked this. Interesting to know they are watching and measuring. Have you found any similar research for the vaccine and PN?
Sue

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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
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/91969

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