Hi, if you do choose to go down the medication route for this, be careful what you take. I had joint pain before my last flare, and my GP put me on Diclofenac, which I have since heard is not good for UC...I had a flare soon after starting this, may or may not be linked. I got referred for Physiotherapy, and was taught some really helpful exercises....and now avoid taking pain relief unless it gets really bad. Hot water bottles helped me too. Good luck, and hope you feel better soon
pancolitis diagnosed 1986 aged 14
just changed from mesalazine to sulfalazine - back to mesalazine!!