Well, been to the Doc's, apparently the azathioprine can affect your joints, giving pain, but it's very rare.
My consultant thinks it's more likely that I have arthritis as a result of the colitis, which has been masked by the prednisolone previously taken.
Also, I have terrible acne on my back, the Doc says it's as a result of the azathioprine lowering my immunity, she called it something like aphiliocolitis (hard to tell exactly what she called it and i can't find that descript
ion on the net, but that's what it sounded like!) so she's prescribed me an antibiotic (oxytetracycline). I have a concern though, I'm sure I've read taking anti-biotics with UC can affect the bacteria in the gut and cause problems?
So, my questions are;
Is the antibitoic safe to take
if it is arthritis (particularly bad in shoulders and heals) what can I do to help it?