Hi and welcomwe to HW,
We are glade to have you all though sorry that you are having to deal with all of this.Ok let me ask you a few question.
Has this Doctor that you seen in Atlanta do a colonosaphy(sp)what all test have you had done?if you could tell me I will be able to help you better.
It is not uncommon to have arthritis that is caused by the the crohns,there are a good bite of people that suffer with joint pain.It seem's that joint pain and crohns goes hand in hand for most with crohns.I being one of them.
I do think that you are right for wanting to see a Rheumy.It is not uncommon to have more than one autoimmun diseases.I my self have crohns,ra,oa,as and I have sejerens as well.
There are so many types of arthritis and some have alot of the same symptons so some times it hard to pinpoint what typ that you may have.I do hope that your Doctor has good news and you don't have crohns.Please let me know how that turns out.
I use to live in montgomery in fact my mother was born and raised there.So I have alot of kin people there.I will give my aunt a call and see if she can give me a few Rheumy docs for you.If you don't mind me asking what part of Montgomery do you live in?My aunt lives on locust st. it's about two blockes from day st,and it's not very fare from jackson hospital.