Prednisone is one of the most prescribed meds and used most often to quickly get a flare under control. I bet after a few days the swelling and pain in your joints will really improve.
Also, I use to have a drink here and there, but really don't drink as much anymore as it doesn't agree with me. I think its fairly common with most Crohnies for it to bother them, some are able to have a few drinks here and there without problems.
As for diet, it is pretty individual for most of us. What might bother one, might not bother another. I would recommend keeping a food diary and keeping track of which foods bother you and those that don't. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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