Forgive me for venting and asking a lot of questions tonight. I "think" I've been in remission for the past two weeks (no bleeding; 2-4 semi formed bm's; more energy; no urgency) BUT I have a "bum" knee which is stiff and hard to move as well as a sore hip. THankfully, maybe, the knee hurts opposite side of the hip.
I feel like any minute, a flare is coming on...I don't know how to prevent it. I'm eating normal and nothing is bothering me (except I won't even test out milk products other than yogurt).
I'm trying to exercise, but limp around like I'm twice my age and although I should be thankful I'm not flaring, I'm mad because now I have the knee/hip problems. I"ve read several posts about the joint pain being part of UC and also Chrones.
Did going off the pred a month ago cause this pain? Or, since my colon 'might' not be inflamed, is another part of my body getting it (the knee/hip)?
I just feel so clueless and mad that nothing makes sense with UC. I also worry that if I tell my GI about the joint pain, he'll tell me to see my GP and my GP will tell me to lose weight, but why did it all start now?? I've been overweight for awhile. My hip hurt even when I wasn't overweight years ago.
Someone please help me figure this out. Maybe you've had a similar experience(s) and can lead me down the right path.
Ok, I'll stop rambling on............Thanks for responding ahead of time!