My GI's Nurse Practitioner knew about
Crohn's Arthritis and easily explained to me why my ankles occasionally swell when I'm going into a flare. He even sited another patient of theirs who was diagnosed with Crohn's BASED on the fact he had swollen ankles! But my GI had no thoughts on why my ankles would be swelling during a flare and these 2 men work in the same office! Craziness.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32
(misdiagnosed with IBS in 2002)
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Omeprazole, Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: swelling ankles, extreme fatigue, mouth ulcers, joint pain
Previous/occasional Rx's: Prednisone, Flagyl, Levaquin, Xifaxan, Carafate
4/7/09: Gall bladder removal laproscopic surgery (gall stones)