Posted 12/11/2012 10:58 PM (GMT -6)
Dx April 2012.
Prior the only symptom was intermittant abdominal pain every 6-8 weeks. Severe ab pain for say 12 hours which would resolve itself and I would be absolutely fine otherwise. No bloody stools, D/C, or frequesnt BM's. ER visit in Jan during one of these attacks showed nothing in the abdomen.
The 2 weks prior I developed low and raising fever, ab cramping, and general sickly, nauseated feeling. Eventually pain and fever got worse and was put in the hospital. CT showed inflammation, confirmed by colon scope. Put on meds Asacol, Pred, and eventually Flagyl. Cramps continued, another round of pred, then endocort, no change, all while changing dosage of Asacol. Joint pain developed sometime after the Flagyl and before the Entocort, after a while it seemed to level off, then once of meds now the joint pain is steadily getting worse.
My GI/crohn's symptoms have been fine off the meds actually. I havent had any cramping in a couple days, my BM's arent really anything yet since I just had the scope, just some diarhea feelings a few times a day but no solids from it, just the feeling.