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   Posted 7/25/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been reading your posts and thought I'd pick your brains a bit.  How exactly were you diagnoised?  I have the same pains as you both.One of you mentioned a bone scan; are you referring to bone density?  I am scheduled for an MRI of both hips on 8/13.  The xray I had of my pelvis was normal.  To be honest, I personally think my GI thinks "it's all in my head".  He said that the Remicaide I'm on should be helping any arthritis issues". 
Each time I see him I like him less and less....
Thanks for any help you can give me..... 
Dx: 10/04 Crohn's, GERD, IBS,Osteporosis, Depression, Hypokelemia, "Crohn's" Arthritis, Migranes,
Meds: Asacol, Protonix, Lexapro, Celebrex,Potassium, Remecaide,Entocort, B12 injections wkly, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus 

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   Posted 7/25/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Irish,
Sorry you're dealing with this too.  Back pain, hip pain has got to be the worst kind there is.
It was a bone scan that diagnosed my sacroiliitis.  Not a bone density.  Two very different tests.  If you had a bone scan done and an MRI, those are the best diagnostic tools for you.   
Yeah, an xray will only show if there are any fractures.  The bone scan shows more than just bone. 
I'm still waiting to see if my sacroiliitis is more than just that.  The question of Ankylosing Spondylitis is still going around, but my rheumy said AS and lupus don't present themselves together.  Whatever.... eyes
You should get a referal to a rheumatologist.  They specialize in arthritis and rheumatic diseases.  Much better to see them than your GI doc.  They can take a few months to get in to see, so scheduling an appointment should be done sooner than later. 
I hope you get the answers you need really soon. It's not fun living with this pain is it.
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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