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Colitis, hypothyroidism, joint pain?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 27, 2007
  • 11:56 AM

Since 1999 I've been struggling with health issues. In 1999 I started having GI problems, diarrhea, cramps, gas. I was eventually diagnosed with microscopic colitis. In 2002 I developed knee pain. In 2004 got diagnosed with hypothyroidism. 2005 spots on my skin that the doctor said is vasculitis/capiliritis. Now in 2007, in addition to all the other stuff I'm having chest pain in my sternum/ribcage and back. I'm also having pain in my big toe when I walk on occasion. I feel like I've lost range of movement in my upper body. Feel very stiff particularly in the mornings or after a period of being sat still. I have raised CRP and ESR but test negative for rheumatoid factor. Does anyone have any idea what is causing all this trouble? I've seen doctors and they just have no idea but agree something is going on. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer!

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