I was diagnosed with CD about
2 years ago, but had all kinds of symptoms for over 10 years that Dr's couldn't put a name on. All was gut and joint pain related. Was tested for all types of Arthritis, Lymes, and IBS. Had colonsocopy last 2 years, also have Diverticulum and Colitis. The worst symptoms of course are the diahrea and joint/muscle pains and occasional abdomianl craps. I've been on Sulfasazine for almost ayear, and seems to have made some difference, but seems like Ginger Root does just as much. But nothing seems to help the joint and rib pain accept Pain Meds, and Prednisone. So at moment I have a lot of pain in ribs and it is realy annoying. So Ive done some research and don;t find many with this kind of pain in ribs, and beginning to think this is all Lymes related and not CD. In addition 99% of the joint/muscle pain I have is all on my left side, left hip, elbo, wrist, shoulder, knee.....but nothing on the right side. I've also informed my rhemy about
this, and he seems to ignore it and chalks it all up to Crohns Ruemotiod Arthritis, as he calls it. I've read others stories that say they have rib pain, but always say it is beneath their ribs or under. My rib pain is most always on the left side, and it feels like there are lots of small lumps under the skin, just on top of the ribs or in between it is very tender and painful to touch.
I camp a lot and have had many tick bites, but tests were negative. Now I fnd they Lymes is hard to diagnose and many time the tests are wrong. Anyone have an opinion or experience similar?