Well my lab work did not show anything except a whole lot of inflammation. My rheumatologist keeps talking about
playing around with my TNF meds again, but without a diagnosis, I'm pretty much just self-medicating. He's running some more blood work, but I didn't check to see what he's testing for. He also gave me yet another NSAID, but it's definitely not a long-term solution because of the Crohn's. He prescribed Robaxin as well (if the NSAID doesn't work), but I don't see how that can be a long-term solution either.
SydneyJo, thanks for the response It's good to hear fusion isn't necessarily permanent. I have tried walking daily, but unfortunately, the inflammation seems to be causing so much fatigue that that didn't last long. Even though rest can make the pain worse, it seems I can't stay awake long enough to stay active. I hope everything is good with you and thanks for the well-wishes.
ALgirl, I saw your other post. I'm sorry you're in pain and I'm glad the injections are helping. Do you know if there are any side effects comparable to oral steroids? Good luck with everything!