Crohn’s Disease and Allodynia

Crohn’s Disease and Allodynia
In a single-themed column outside of my usual pattern of writing a series, I wanted to focus more on the pain and neurological manifestations of Crohn’s disease. Allodynia. A few times I’ve mentioned suffering from allodynia, thinking I needed a diagnosis of it. I have had moments, even days, of pain. But this pain is

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  1. Jennifer Allen says:

    Very irresponsible article. Needs to be at top of story that the writer is speculating. Are there findings of allodynia connected to Crohn’s? Present facts and balanced writing along with personal insights, please.

    • Mary Horsley says:

      Jennifer, I am very sorry that you disagree with my article and find it ‘irresponsible’. I try to express in every article that these are my own experiences, that this was my latest diagnosis, and that other sufferers may not suffer the same. I never made claims that this was a commonality or systemic of Crohn’s or IBD patients, just that I suffer this manifestation with my own personal IBD journey. I even added my own questions, “Are Crohn’s disease and allodynia related? Because Crohn’s disease is so poorly understood, there are still many questions left unanswered.”, which tells you this was my own speculations and ideas. I hope to find information for both being related, perhaps a study, but there are few articles and studies focusing on the relation between the two, even a relationship between Fibromyalgia and Crohn’s disease, too. (Allodynia is a major symptom of FM).

  2. Mark says:

    Allodynia is one of the symptoms of Entopathic Arthtitis. A large number of Crohns suffers will experince this type of arthritis. Your article is both correct and informative

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