Regarding the extreme pain you were having in your R elbow and wrist and the "Fine" xray: Not all joint problems show up on xray. The minute I complain of severe joint pain and have a "good" xray, my rheumy orders a MRI of the problem area. One time my hip xray showed mild osteoarthritis in my hip which could not possible expain the pain I was having. MRI done the following day revealed avascular necrosis, basically dead bone.
Also, enthesitis, inflammation where the tendon inserts into the bone, can cause severe pain. It does not show up on xray and not always on MRI. Ultrasound imaging can diagnosis this problem. Enthesitis is a diagnostic symptom of the spondylitis group of diseases that people with CD are more prone to get.
I'm sorry you are in the hospital.
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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, diffuse connective tissue disease, Sjogren's Syndrome ?