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   Posted 8/22/2007 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm seeing my GI at lunch today, but since I can't get in with a Rheum until November, I decided to see my FP doc today (I work for her, so it helps) because of my joint pain.
She ordered the usual tests, but I noticed that I haven't had an ANA or Rhemotid Panal done prior to this. ...I thought that was a little strange since I've had CD for over a year and a half now, and have had joint pain for over a year.
...Are ANA titers not done when dx'ing a patient with an auto-immune disease? I thought they were...
Diagnosed with Crohn's 5.2006 by: Capsule Endoscopy, Prometheus Labs IBD-First Step
7.2006-Dx'd with Severe CD by Colonoscopy (Have had 3 scopes in 1 year!)
Gastroparesis, Severe IBS-D
Remicade, Prevacid, Colazol, Lotronex

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 8/22/2007 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't think I have had one, so I would be curious to know the answer to that as well! I have been dx since april.
Finally Dx- April 13 2007 (age 26) ilio-crohn's-colitis. Surgeries:appendectomy, cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, pinidal cyst removed,emergency abdominal surgery for hemorrhaging ovary from burst ovarian cyst, LEEPcervix, emergency abdominal surgery for grapefruit sized ovarian cyst removal, D and C of uterus, lumpectomy of breast.
MEDS: remicade, prednisone, Asacol TID, protonix, metformin, buspar, trazodone, multi V, B complex, flaxseed. Vegetarian, leaning towards vegan. no nuts, seeds, or wheat.
Many allergies. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, depression, ITP 
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 8/22/2007 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
It should be done especially with remicade.
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   Posted 8/22/2007 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I just started seeing a Rheumy and she is the one who is running the ANA and Rheumatoid stuff. But that was because of my joint pain problems. And I have had Crohns for almost 32 years.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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