I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2003 and had a surgery to remove a foot of my small intestine in 2004. Although I occasionally have a flare and also mild joint swelling, things have gone fairly well for me until recently.
For the last month, I have had severe joint pain and severe swelling in my ankles and wrists. When I say every joint hurts, I mean every one. Even the palms of my hands. My heart rate is now at 140 (resting) and I have also developed a rash behind both of my ears.
My doctor gave me a meth pack and it worked while I was on it, but now is back with a vengence. I have also started the familiar run to the bathroom 10 times a day.
Can I just say that I'm scared. I don't want to go through this again. I feel guilty complaining because I know many of you have been doing much worse. I guess I just need to say that I am frustrated.
My question is if anyone has had this connection with joints, rapid heart rate and this rash. I'm also increasingly tired (which my husband and children can't seem to understand).