do these symptoms sound familiar to anyone?

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   Posted 9/6/2008 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I have crohn's disease and have had joint pain and swelling before i was even diagnosed.  The doctor's are saying the joint pain is related to the crohn's.  Lately the pain and swelling in my fingers has gotten worse.  I now have pain in my toe joints, hips, ankles, and wrists.  I itch like crazy although there are no rashes.  Last night i woke up with chills...not sure of a fever though. I am so tired...wasn't sure if it is due to my medication or something else.  my muscles feel tight and i just don't feel like doing anything.  Does anyone relate or have any suggestions.  I want to see a rheumy but don't have insurance.
28 yr old female, diagnosed with crohn's colitis with stricture of the colon april 2007, first fistula- october 07 :(  
joint pain and swelling
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current medications:  Imuran 50 MG, Lialda 1.2g, , remicade every 8wks, Lexapro, ex-strength tylenol, fish oil, multivitamin
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   Posted 9/6/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Chrissy.. welcome to the arthritis side of the forums.. there is an arthritis that is related to Crohn's.. so that's probably what your docs are talking about.. Can you go back in to see your primary (or whoever you see for the Crohn's) and see if they'll do some bloodwork and/or x-rays?
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