My ankles swell when I'm in a flare. Very bad. Can't walk or drive for 2-3 weeks. Sometimes when I'm not really flaring but just don't feel great, my ankles stay just slightly swollen. Not enough to cause me not to be able to walk or drive but enough to pester me.
My ankles swell REALLY bad...oh, I don't know...maybe 1-2 times a year. My Rheumy immediately wanted me on either Remicade, Humira or Enbrel. Since my Crohn's Disease is not severe enough yet for those meds, I don't think my swelling ankles are either. So I declined the meds and deal with the swelling.
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)