well, the GI says the back pain is probably just related to my crohns right now. Everything healing and all. He says if once my inflamation is gone if I am still having pain in my back he wants me to see a rheumatologist, but he thinks it's just because I'm probably still inflamed.
On another note...I'm tapering my pred again...down to 15 mg for the next 7 days...wish me luck. This is when I started to have pain again last time and had to go back up to 30!! Keeping my fingers crossed...I started the taper yesterday and so far I'm doing okay, although I ate some salad yesterday and feeling a little crampy today, but nothing major. I am hoping to be able to taper off this time, but we'll see. If I can't taper off this time my GI wants me to do remicade and I'm not sure I want to jump to that right away. I've only been diagnosed since January and pred and pentasa are the only things I've been on. I'd like to try something else first I think...any thoughts? Wow, this sure turned into a ramble when I just wanted to update my status on my back pain!! Haha!