yeah, ive had lots of lower abdomen, back, side pain. it doesnt stop in my case. i walk hunched over a lot of times.
ive made a flaxseed cloth bag. like a pillow case filled with them and put it in microwave for 5 minutes and it stays hot all night and it very pliable and forms to wherever you put it. works a charm (well as much as it can without painkillers)
i find it odd that i feel so much pain in my guts and colon when there are no nerves in there. weird. but i tell you what, its definitely not right that i can feel my organs all the time. you really take for granted whats going on inside when you cant feel it. but as soon as you can, you're very aware of it.
i also had arthritis that was 100% caused by UC. i had it in my knees and ankles and it ended up going away after 5 months. completely related to my UC. i couldnt kneel at all and at my wedding i couldnt wear my shoes cuz me feet were so swollen. sucky!
one doctor (bad doctor) put me on NSAiDs.. bad bad. i told my Gi the next week and he freaked out.
made my UC worse of all things. imagine that.
arthritis is one of many side effect diseases that UC can trigger/cause. i was told that they were temporary, as in only active or problematic while in a flare. and they go away once in remission. so far that has been the case for me.
so, i say find yourself another doctor!!!!
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again.. grrr!