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marty1976
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   Posted 4/26/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Any tips or suggestions are really welcome.i've been unable to sleep in my bed all week.Everynight i sleep in the bed i wake up with my lower back in a spasm and i can't sit up or do anything.I'm also flaring and the pain is all acoross my belt -line and lower left hand side.Its almost as if the pain on my lower left hand side is going throug to my back. Pain is shooting down front of my left leg too.Its a nightmare cos i have a lot of lifting to do daily with my little girl.
 
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Red_34
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   Posted 4/26/2008 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Marty, you can call up your doc and see if they can prescribe you a muscle relaxer. This may help the spasms but if the back pain continues, you should see your doctor because people with Uc have a higher incidence of arthritis, especially in the back. In the meantime, try using warm compresses or soaking in a tub with epsom salt.
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mudua
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   Posted 4/26/2008 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the same problem and the only thing that helped me was DMSO. Ensure that your body is clean before applying DMSO as it's a solvent. Also go to sleep with melatonin as it's the most powerful anti-oxidant but it takes about 3 weeks to 'kick in'

BumTum
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   Posted 4/26/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Lay on your back on the floor. Bend your knees and then press the small of your back to the floor. Hold it for a few minutes.   Also, spend some time on your back on the floor and pull your knees to your chest and hold them there for a few minutes.

These exercises have helped me when my back was flaring with pain.

I'm so sorry to hear of your terrible back pain.  I know how it is.  My back was very bad last year for about 6 months.  It is much better now, but I have to be careful.  I had physical therapy and hydrocodone to get me through it.

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  • Pancolitis since 5/06 at age 50, IBS since childhood
  • Degenerative Disc Disease/Spinal Stenosis - L4 and L5
  • Prescribed: Asacol, Atenolol, Zoloft, Synthroid, Menest
  • Prescribed: Xanax & Hydrocodone as needed
  • OTC:  Probiotic 15-35, Multi Vitamin, B Complex, Turmeric, Fish Oil, Biotin
 
 
 


Dr-A
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   Posted 4/26/2008 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I would do some LB stretches in the evening before bed. Also make sure you are sleeping on your back and not on your stomach cause that puts you in extension... not good. Take a small pillow and stick under the back of your knees and it will pull the tension off the hams and the LB muscles too allowing those muscles to stay relaxed during the night. I wouldn't take anything until I addressed a non-medicated way of dealing with it. We take enough meds as it is. If you are doing alot of lifting during the day you need take time during the day and keeps things loose too. That's more important than stretching before a workout. I also get adjusted at least once a week. It's easy for me since I am a chiropractor who works with two other docs, lol.
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tigerb
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   Posted 4/27/2008 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
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

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Yafit
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 4/27/2008 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
My son in low (He is an orthopedic surgeon ) says that the only pill which does not cause bleeding is Celebrex. the rest (advil and such) cause bleeding and should stay away from it.
Celebrex need Rx.

Pooie1981
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   Posted 4/27/2008 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I have recently began to experience the back pain associated with UC. I have not taken any over-the-counter meds for it but have found that the sulfa has helped with it. I also put a thin pillow between my knees at night <I sleep on my side> and has found this helps take the pressure off my back.. somehow... ;O)

Hope you find something that works for you.
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Red_34
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   Posted 4/28/2008 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Yafit, no disrespect but an orthopedic surgeon may not know the ins and outs of Uc. I was told by both my GI and my primary that Celebrex is another no no for Uc'ers. My grandmother was on Celebrex for years until she developed bladder cancer. After scores of radiation and chemo therapy, her bladder started bleeding severely. Her urologist then had her stop her Celebrex and her bleeding stopped as well. Any and all anti-inflammatories have been known to cause intestinal and/or other organ bleeding.
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