If it helps, my doc said I was a cross between Crohns and Colitis. I do not have the ulceration in my small intestine, which tends to be seen with Crohns, but have ulceration, inflammation and bleeding in the lower GI, seen a lot with Colitis. He said the fact that I had a flare of inflammatory arthritis a year ago, paired with a sore in my mouth and a fistula, I showed indications of both diseases. I was on pred for te inflammatory athritis at 60 mg, which makes you feel like you can conquer teh world, but as others mention, your bones and ball and socket joints can suffer with long term doses of pred > 30 mg (high dose).
Diagnosed with Crohns/Colitis in 2004. Currently taking Azulfidine 500 mg/3 x 3 day, Synthroid. Have had joint complications such as pyroderma gangrenosum in ankles as complication of IBD.