Hi folks, haven't been talking any, just trying to read some of the posts.
I have stuff going on, I'm on Imuran right now, no pred. I go on and off the pred fairly regularly.
I have been to the ear doc alot lately, couldn't seem to get rid of ear fluid and cloudiness. It went away, now I have severe pain from the inside (deep) in the ear up the side of my head. Sharp pains. Ear doc drew blood checking the CRP and the ESR levels. I know what the crp is, the gi doc checks that level often. The ear doc then said if both levels are high, he would want to biopsy the blood vessel in my temple. He called it "temporal something".
Could this be related to the crohns?? I just heard imflamation!
Also, a couple weeks ago I got a weird swelling in the left arm pit and sorta've into the side of the breast (same side as the temporal pain is on). The swelling is almost gone, but is still visible if you look at both sides. When it swelled, the pain was bad, under the arm and all down the arm. Inflamation again???
One more thing, sometimes the blood vessels across my chest, from the front of one arm to the front of the other arm, up into my neck, and down into the breasts, the blood vessels go really, really dark. I mean, it really looks like someone has painted them with a navy blue marker. This started when the armpit swelled, now it comes and goes.
I hope this makes a little bit of sense to someone out there!!! On one site someone kept suggesting being tested for lupus. Has anyone ever heard of such symptoms as these??? How about the biopsy of the blood vessel? thanks folks!!!