Hi sgirl and welcome to the RA forum
I have CD too and due to that I have AS as well - joy
In the beginning I found that my AS would flare when my CD wasnt under control, but that no longer happens they will both flare seperately now.
Most of the meds for RA are the same as we take for CD, Im currently on Humira and MTX. Maybe its just a matter of swapping your meds around. I feel the MTX helps my RA but not my CD and the Humira helps my CD and not much for my RA.
It will be a trial and error thing to find the right combo of meds to alleviate your pain, maybe you could ask your GI what he thinks is the best to take for both or get a referral for a Rheumy.
Im sorry you are suffering so much there, if its not one thing its another with these diseases.
Let us know how you went with your bone density test.
Good luck and keep posting.
Crohn's Disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis
Bowel Resection Sept. 07