My ankles have swollen twice on me this year. Painful to the point I cannot walk on them. I have to use crutches and cannot drive. Usually takes at least 2 weeks for the swelling to go down. VERY frustrating.
And they swell when I'm in a flare, which I am now and have been since January. I also get bursitis during a flare, spasm pain in the joints of my shoulder blades. ALL Crohn's related. I've been on 20mg of Prednisone for 2 weeks now. The swelling in my ankles went down within a week of taking it and the bursitis pain went away within a couple of days.
I'm so sorry you're having to go though all this auntkay...
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 33.
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, Ferrous Sulfate, One-A-Day multivitamin, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue