I have had worse joint pain since being diagnosed with UC. I do find that it gets a bit worse with a flare up. but Also, it got so much worse after my last flare up and has not improved. I'm thinking the reason is because of the high steroids I was on while flaring and while in the hospital. Prednisone makes your body age faster than normal, so I"m thinking it aged my joints so much more as well.
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo). Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05.
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day,
prednisone 20mg 10mg 5mg daily, Nexium 40mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 45 35 25 units daily, Novolog 10 8 5 units with sliding scale at meals, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily, and pro-biotics daily.