I too have joint pain. Sometimes it is really bad. It hits me in the knees, hips and back, and when I first flare my ankles hurt so bad I couldn't stand (my husband was lifting me from the bed to the bed-side commode.... really fun. I haven't been to a rhemy yet, but I have found that tylenol arthritis helps.
Both CD and rheum. arthritis have been known to have a fungal etiology. That's why you usually see people with more than one symptom/illness. They have a fungal condition. It manifests itself in different ways, in different people. Fungus has also been implicated in high cholesterol, asthma, UC, psoriasis, allergies, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, diabetes...... Have you ever experimented with an antifungal diet/program to see if you noticed an improvement? Doesn't hurt to try it. No special drugs or potions. Just good ol' natural, unprocessed foods. Just a thought...........