Hi, all. I had written a week or so ago about my severe joint pain, particularly in my SI joint. I saw my primary care doctor yesterday. She's so great!!! She's giving me a referral to a rheumatologist and gave me a script for a low dose painkiller. I can't remember what one right now. She also contacted my gastro and said that I needed to be seen before my next scheduled visit, which is January 18. I hadn't wanted to contact him despite the worsening joint pain and gut fun for a little over 6 weeks because I don't feel like he listens well. Sometimes he's fine and other times he's not. I haven't switched from him yet because I had been in remission for about a year and a half and didn't really need much from him. Well, the email from my primary care doc did the trick. I saw my gastro this morning. He says I'm definitely in a flare. I wanted to say duh, but held my tongue. He's scheduled me for a colonoscopy for next Wednesday. I haven't had one for 3 years, which was a year or so before my diagnosis. He said that based on the colonoscopy results that we may add Remicade along with the 6MP that I take now. I can't up the dose of 6MP because my body metabolizes it really well. Please keep your fingers crossed for me next week. I kind of hope he finds active disease so he'll take me more seriously.
-Formal diagnosis of Crohn's Disease in ileum in July 2005.
-Experienced what were most likely flares for 12-15 yrs.
-6-MP, protonix, cymbalta, wellbutrin, trazadone, miralax, allegra, celebrex