Well....I have arthritis in my SI joint, pain in my knees and hands and wrist, but my rheumy says no ankylosing.
My GI put me on sulfasalazine last fall to help alleviate my joint pain, and it did get rid of the hand and wrist discomfort. But my SI joint continues to ache and my knees act up sometimes.
I do nothing for the pain since ibuprofen hurts my belly. I've reduced my activities to keep my SI from hurting so much, and I was wearing hand braces when they hurt badly.
I do gentle yoga once a week to keep flexible.
48 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Currently taking Pentasa (6g/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, vit. D (20K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), mesalamine enema as needed.