Posted 11/28/2018 10:41 AM (GMT -6)
Thanks msOuchie. I've had Crohns my whole life, but not dx'd until 1990. The joint pain came along in the early 2000s. I finally saw a rheumatologist (maybe 2014 or15) who told me "you don't have arthirits" in a snotty way, but then my GP read the report to me and it stated "RA secondary to IBD found". It was a little disheartening and I just walked away from getting more care for a while (a lot of stuff going on in life as I am sure everyone has).
I live in the Rochester NY area...the big teaching hospital here has become all about the corporate finance versus the care (unnecessary tests, diagnoses that just appear on your record even though you test negative, no care for actual complaints). We have another hospital here and I am looking at moving my care there. The problem is the teaching hospital "owns" most of the area physicians.