So I went to the Arthritis Specialist today, told him the millions of aches and new pains I've been having since the last time I saw him 4 months ago. In November I went as a walk-in because the joint pain was really bugging me and saw the assistant. Four days later I was in the E.R. because I could not stop the diarrhea since that day and also vomited after taking Cymbalta and was so worn out. Soo, today the Specialist insists on giving me shots, I say wait a minute. What ARE these shots? I said tell me what they are, because last time I had one, I had non-stop diarrhea and ended up in the ER. He said dont worry. I said what shot was it last time, I dont want to risk it if you want to give me that shot I will not take it. He looked it up, it was a high dose NSAID!!!!!!!!!!!! @#$% I was so mad. The doc insisted he give me shots of lidocane or something and "promised" it wouldnt make me flare and it wasn't the same thing. GRRR when I think of that assistant knowing I have UC and giving me that shot, I get so angry. Now I know to say Im allergic to NSAIDs but it still ticks me off!
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with almost rectovaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds:
Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira Jan 29) Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil as needed, Darvocet, Tylenol pm