I can't sleep, my brain wont shut off. All the things ive read about this are just so frightening. I dont have it as badly as a lot do, but does it always progress and get worse. I was told i had IBS 25 years ago,but a severe bout in January this year got doctors looking at me. Right now my stomach hurts, ive had a few days nasty D. my knees and elbows are hot and painfull. I have a low temperature of 97 degrees, spiking to 99.5. This is third episode since January, but symptoms have been there for a long time, just thought it was IBS. There is quite a lot that isn't in any book or on any website, except this one. Does anyone think this doesn't sound like crohn's. I get histology results on June 2nd.