Posted 4/12/2008 8:07 AM (GMT -6)
Hi all. I have been going thru a flare since the beginning of March. The first night of the flare I had very intense abdominal pains and was hardly able to even walk. Ever since I have had abdominal pains.. I can walk and they are tolerable but are getting VERY annoying. I find lifting or pulling anything or even stretching makes them worse. Also they get worse right before and after a BM. Mostly they are on the right side but I find sometimes they move to the left. I only have BMS 1-2 times a day but they are really skinny and thin most of the times but not diarrhea. Other than that I am very tired and weak... need a nap in the afternoon and a full night of sleep. Also wake up some mornings with aches in my joints, especially my fingers, wrists and ankles. I am waiting for an appointment with my specialist and possibly a colonoscopy <which I had done and was diagnosed with UC in '04>
I guess I just want to know if anyone else has constant abdominal pain??? I have been off work since all this started as being at work required being on my feet all day, heavy lifting and bending.
Any thought appreciated, as always.... you guys are GREAT. :O)