Joint pains are a frequent "extra-intestinal" feature of UC. Talk to your doc, though, as evaluation is needed to make sure there isn't something else going on. But yes, my joints hurt a lot of the time; I've just sort of learned to expect it and ignore it.
Eczema is an auto-immune skin disease. Those of us who have one AI disease, such as UC, are much more likely to develop others. My personal, completely non-scientific theory, is that I have autoimmune disease; when it attacked my thyroid we called it Graves disease; when it attacked my skin we called it atopic dermatitis; now it's attacking my colon, and we call that UC.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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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