I had it in my right shoulder, and ended up with two surgeries.
The pain from this for me was profoundly different from my usual UC joint aches and pains, which I've had since long before I ever saw Pred. This was a very deep, gnawing pain that made me hurt from the middle of the back of my head all the way to my waist in back.
Fortunately, a minority of us get this, but it's another reason not to be on Prednisone any more than absolutely necessary. And for those who take Entocort because it has "less side effects," I was on and off Pred for a while, then put on Entocort for a couple of years because I was steroid-dependent.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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