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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 12/6/2009 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I do not think I am flaring right now.  My diet seems to have sorted that out.
If I sleep more than 5 or 6 hours, I wake up every time I need to move with excruciating lower back pain.  The kind that makes you freeze, not daring to move because it hurts.  Then I have to (very slowly) ease myself into a new position.  I'm usually able to fall asleep again afterwards being the skilled sleeper that I am.
Once I get up and am moving about, the pain goes away after maybe half an hour.
I know I have Sacroiliac Dysfunction.  Very common with CD so I hear.  I want to know if there's anything I can do to get a good night of sleep without waking up in agony.  I don't want to see a chiropractor, my SI joint always slips right back into it's own position within seconds of getting off the table.
Thx everyone!

CD since July 2007 - prenatal vitamins, vitamin D, fish oil, flax oil, Flora-Q probiotics, pescetarian healing diet
DM T1 since January 2008 - Apidra via OmniPod

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 12/6/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I know nothing about SD so I could be way off base but IIRC Consumers reports says Memory foam mattresses have high customer satisfaction. I use a three inch memory foam topper on my bed. I noticed my back does not hurt as much since I started using it.

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 12/6/2009 11:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had a mild but long-standing problem like that. I also have been using diet to control my GI problems. The one thing that seems to help joints for me is curry paste. It seems to work at least as well as the turmeric extract and I have recently seen a reason why. It seems that the turmeric extract active ingredients are oil soluble and very little is absorbed without an adequate amount of oil or fat taken with it. The curry paste (Patak's mild curry paste) is in an oil base and I also add SCD legal mayonnaise to the dishes that I prepare with it. I suspect that the curry paste is slightly cooked in preparation and that may also make the active ingredient more available. The curry paste is not 100% SCD legal, but it does not seem to cause me problems - your mileage may vary.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 12/7/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
j_web I have been going thru the samething. My weekends suck sometimes, because I want to sleep in a little bit, but the pain doesn't let me. And it supposed to rain here today, and of course the joints hurt even more. I do have a memory foam pad on the bed, but unfortunately for me it doesn't seem to help too much. My pain is not so much in the lower back, but dead center. I wish I had some answers of what to do, but I am right there with you not knowing what to do.
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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 32
   Posted Yesterday 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the same problem the last few months. My doctor thinks that maybe I have Ankylosing Spondylitis. I also have pain in my legs. All these symptoms began the same time with my last flare up. I took prednisone and I think that my gut is in remission now but my lower back pain still exists.
I hope it won't be something permanent....
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