Do you suffer extraintestinal symptoms?

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BumTum
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 5/6/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
My friends,
 
I fear I may be entering flare city.  I've got pain - lots of pain in my gut which rolls around to my lower back. Even my high-powered pain pills aren't doing much to alleviate the pain.   I also have a strange pain in my upper right arm, which I have experienced before.  It feels like someone is pressing the eraser-end of a pencil into the muscle.  Wierd.
 
Just curious.  What symptoms, besides diarrhea, blood, and joint pain do you suffer from?
 
BumTum
  • 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
 
 
 


princesscolon
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   Posted 5/6/2008 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Rectal burning and stabbing pain, colon cramps, nausea/vomitng, sensitivity to light, migraines, leg pains/cramps, night sweats, dizziness, fatigue, dry skin, sores on my scalp, sores in and around my mouth, also the past few months I have had shooting pains up my right arm.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08,  Humira started 4/4/08


BumTum
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 5/7/2008 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Wow!  You have a lot of extraintestinal symptoms.  Today my wrists and ankles are very achy.  My Tylenol is taking its sweet time to kick in.  I also have very dry skin on my arms.  They burn and itch.  Could it be the UC?  I never made the connection.

BumTum

 


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


ediekristen
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 5/7/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Rectal burning and stabbing pain, colon cramps, nausea, sensitivity to light, migraines, occasional leg cramps, really bad joint pain when I'm flaring, night sweats (lately these have been really bad for me, I always wake up soaked!), dizziness, fatigue, dry skin, ulcers/sores in my mouth, heart burn, and I also have to wear glasses full time now and I had perfect vision up until two years ago, and I need a new prescription already after only having these glasses for a year.
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of spine from long term prednisone use

Current Meds:
10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
125mg Azathioprine
4800mg Asacol (Four 400mg tablets, three times a day)
10meq Potassium
 
 


BumTum
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 304
   Posted 5/7/2008 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, I just started wearing glasses about the same time my UC started. I just had to get a new prescription, too. I never made the connection.
  • Pancolitis since 5/06 at age 50, IBS since childhood
  • Degenerative Disc Disease/Spinal Stenosis - L4 and L5
  • Prescribed: Asacol, Atenolol, Zoloft, Synthroid, Menest, Crestor 
  • Prescribed: Xanax & Hydrocodone as needed
  • OTC:  Probiotic 15-35, Multi Vitamin, B Complex, Turmeric, Fish Oil, Biotin
 
 
 


jujub
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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 5/7/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Joint pains and migratory muscle and tendon pain, severe.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
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