I've had symmetrical, migratory arthritis since about
ten years before my UC diagnosis. All RA tests were always negative, but that's what my doctor thought I had. Now my GI and the Rheumy I saw for a while have both told me this type of arthritis is quite common in UC. Mine was first in the large joints - shoulders, hips, SI joints, knees, ankles, then developed in the hands later.
Mine is helped quite a bit by Remicade, but I still have to take regular NSAIDS to keep myself functioning. Fortunately they don't bother my UC.
Judy - Southern US
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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