Arthritis and Uc?

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Red_34
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   Posted 1/3/2008 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I know that we run the risk of arthritis, but how common is it really to get it?  Does anyone have any stats they care to share?  Or studies that have been done?
 
 
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   Posted 1/3/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   

Don't know about stats on that but I can tell you that I personally suffer from arthritis.  My hips and ankles, occasionally knees, and definitely my fingers.  In hindsight, I think pain in my fingers was my first symptom of UC.  I'm only 32 and I have trouble threading a kneedle on many days.  And I love to knit and most days I just can't more than a few minutes because it hurts my fingers.

 


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   Posted 1/3/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I wish I had some stats since I have been diagnosed with osteo and a mild, so far, rheumotoid arthritis. What are you doing for your arthritis?
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   Posted 1/3/2008 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   

The doc says exercise is the best thing for early arthritis - so that it what I do.  I'm pretty regular at the gym.  If it's really painful I take some tylenol - but otherwise - not much.  I guess if it gets really bad (or should I make that when it gets really bad) I'll have to further explore my options.  For now - I just keep on exercising!

p.s. my dad has osteoarthritis - 2 hip replacements - and his doc also told him he must exercise because it slows the progression.


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   Posted 1/3/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm on Mobic and tramadol for the arthritis pain and stiffness. I've been told to exercise but I always seem to find a reason not to go to the gym. And I rarely exercise at home. I need encouragement or maybe an exercise partner. Today, my excuse was a temp of 12 degrees F.
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   Posted 1/3/2008 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Exercise is really the most important thing for arthritis.  My dad is extremely overweight, yet everyday he goes on his bike for at least 1/2 hour because it really helps.  Me too - if I am having a really painful day, I force myself to the gym.  I may walk a little slower on the treadmill or go low impact in the aerobics class - but I still go.  And the best side effect of all that exercise is that I'm really in shape.  Give it a shot!
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   Posted 1/3/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering this same thing the other day. I'm having a lot of joint pain in my left hand.
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   Posted 1/3/2008 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
tjf, my pain started in my right thumb, then the left, now the hips, knees, neck and feet.
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   Posted 1/3/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
According to my GI, it is extremely common to have Arthritis with UC. Especially in the knees, elbows, wrists and ankles, in his words.
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ks1905
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   Posted 1/3/2008 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
They say about 25% of IBD patients also suffer from some sort of arthritis. There are many different types of arthritis.

http://www.ccfa.org/info/about/complications/arthritis (you may have to cut and paste)

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Red_34
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   Posted 1/4/2008 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the link Keith, that was very helpful. I am possibly seeing a rheumy soon and in fact I went to see my GI the other day and he told me to push to see one because of my sacroiilitis. He also wants a copy of my xrays that I had recently of my hips and lower spine. I have not been officially diagnosed with any arthritis yet but I think I definately has some form of it.

Quick question, does all arthritis's show up on an xray?
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   Posted 1/4/2008 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Shoulders, hips, elbows, knees, ankles, hands, sacro-iliac joints for me. The joint pains started a good ten years before the first UC symptoms. I was told it was like RA, but the wrong joints. RA rarely affects the larger joints like the shoulders and knees.

I haven't been to a rheumatologist, but my orthopedist tells me I have a combination of arthritis, ligament injuries and bursitis in multiple joints. Since I was never an athelete, the only explanation I can come up with is that it's related to the autoimmune disease my body has.
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pottytalk
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   Posted 1/4/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had UC for many years now and have had to symptoms of arthritis, I have also been an athlete my whole life so maybe that is why I don't have the problems you are talking about. I say going to a yoga class or just walking on a treadmill can make a big difference in your attitude and your physical health.
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jujub
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   Posted 1/4/2008 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I've always exercised regularly except when I couldn't get out of the bathroom long enough to do so, or was too weak and exhausted. Back when the pains started, I was walking and riding my bike, also lifting and toting and walking a lot at work. Now I walk when my joints are good and do water exercise when they're inflamed. Exercise doesn't cure or prevent arthritis.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off. 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 


ks1905
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   Posted 1/5/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Red_34 said...
Thanks for the link Keith, that was very helpful. I am possibly seeing a rheumy soon and in fact I went to see my GI the other day and he told me to push to see one because of my sacroiilitis. He also wants a copy of my xrays that I had recently of my hips and lower spine. I have not been officially diagnosed with any arthritis yet but I think I definately has some form of it.

Quick question, does all arthritis's show up on an xray?

  Sherry,
 
Some types of arthritis does not show up on any type of test..... Read Peripheral arthritis section of the link http://www.ccfa.org/info/about/complications/arthritis  but I think that it only occurs during a flare.
 
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Current Status: Flaring since May
 
Current Meds:  50 mgs 6-mp, Colocort, Oral Cyclosporine (500 mgs)
Supplements:  None 
 

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