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Hi everyone, ive been on the forums about my bowel disease. i had diverticulitis for many years before being diagnosed properly, ending in 2 major surgeries last year. Bowel function ok now. I have developed some strange symptoms though, and i believe i have now developed some kind of arthritis type thing related to my bowel disease. I realise i had some of these symptoms before my surgeries, but they have just progressed. I had tingling and pins and needles after surgeries, which were put down to low ferritin, which i had. Had iron infusion etc. all iron levels normal now. I have that still , but now , neck pain, arm pain. terrible low back pain, which is better after some physio, and i do excercises she recommended. Now developed awful leg pain at night if i have been sitting too long. alleviated by moving and all much better if i keep moving and keep mobile. i am also incredibly sensitive to cold. It was only after a conversation i had with a relative overseas that has active bowel disease, and has a kind of arthritis problem through having it, that i realised my symptoms are very similar. My gp doesnt know enough about this, and i have made an appointment withh my bowel surgeon to discuss it. I think i should be seeing a rheumatologist? Can anyone shed any light on this for me please? Anyone going through same thing. ?
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