Been a long time lurker on here but first time poster. I was diagnosed with Crohns in March 2010 (I was 19 y/o) which was later changed to severe UC a few months later during a hospitalization.
I had my first surgery (colectomy) in May 2011 (20 y/o) and my ostomy reversal and connection in August 2011. Had everything done at a good hospital (Mount Sinai in Toronto). Developed chronic pouchitis in April 2013 and have had ever since.
Now 28 years old, I have been experiencing joint pain in my left hip and knee and sometimes my right elbow and right hip. The pain gets worse when I am sat down and sleeping/resting in the evening. During the day when I am up and moving (I'm a teacher and on my feet most of the day) I feel fine and the pain is reduced. After just visiting my GP she has referred me to a physiotherapist and says that it doesn't seem my joints are inflamed but perhaps that things are out of alignment.
Does anybody have any experience with similar symptoms? I am definitely struggling to sleep at night as I am a side sleeper and that is causing me to wake-up in pain, feeling like I need to move and stretch my hips.
Any help would be appreciated!