Concerning your comments on pain:
"Now i have pain in all my joints, the only pain free areas are the space between mid thigh and ankle. The rest of my body is always sore at one time or another and even my sternum and the left side of my jaw become inflamed and painful. DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THOSE PARTICULAR SYMPTOMS?"
Sounds so much like me. When I have a flare, usually in the autumn, my jaws become inflamed. My jaws are about the only joint on me that will actually be red from the inflammation. I do have TMJD and that's probably why my Crohn's arthritis settles there sometimes. Crohn's arthritis can skip around to different joints, but my arthritis has settled into certain areas, most likely because I've had injuries and I'm probably dealing with osteoarthritis to boot.
I can barely sit on my rear in a chair anymore, which is why I have staid off my computer for most of two years, but some of that is nerve pain from surgery. Sitting in church on a bench (those cushions sink down to the hard oak underneath) is an exercise in suffering for me!
My jaw pain is the only pain that has caused me to take demerol (except when I've had surgery or such).
I can tolerate moderate levels of pain, but mine went past moderate about 6 years ago.
You are not alone!
50 yr. old. Ileocolitis. CD since early teens, misdx'd until age 36. Hemicolectomy-left side in 2001. Disease returned in 2003. Arthritis, episcleritis, chronic pain due to surgeries (nerve damage, adhesions) and disease. Recently dx'd scoliosis. History of endometriosis. Severe depression past two years.