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   Posted 4/15/2007 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
So i am usually on the crohn's site, but have been having so much pain in my hips i thought i would post a question here. so for about the last three or so year i have been having lower back pain off and on. in the last two years or so, my hips seem to have their fair share of painfull moment. last week it was my right hip i took my naprosen and stretched and it cleared in a day or two. now it is my left hip. so painfull i can barely walk at moments, and sometimes the pain shoots to my knee, and makes my knee ache. I am not sure if it is my lower back, my hips or just my SI joints. my question is do you think it is a form of arthritis? i had x-rays taken about 6 mo. ago and the dr said it didnt look like arthritis. but why else would that whole vicinity of my body be always achey or in pain? i think i will try to get in to see him this week.
thanks in advance, Christina
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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 4/16/2007 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Christina,

If you have crohn's, there's a good chance that you're developing the arthritis associated with it.  IBD-arthritis, I believe, is more likely to affect the larger joints, like hips and shoulders, and certainly lower back (sacroilial joints).  If it continues, you might consider seeing a rheumatologist.  Most GI doctors I've seen completely minimize joint issues.  Also, with your IBD, you may not want to take naprosyn; a rheumy can give you something that would be much safer with the crohn's.

As a fellow hip pain sufferer, I can sympathize with you.  I've lived with hip pain for the past 2 years.

Hope you feel better soon,


Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan

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