Posted 7/2/2008 6:37 AM (GMT -6)
I have been flaring mildly for the past couple of weeks (ok ok, maybe two months now) and finally I’m starting to see light at the end of the tunnel as my symptoms seem to be easing off slowly.
Anyhow, I seem to have developed a new symptom, an extremely painful back pain. I have had my UC for many many years and have never had any problems like this with my back. The past couple of weeks, I wake up every morning between 3 and 6 am with extreme pain in my lower / middle back. I have to get up, as the pain is too intense for lying down and it feels like my rib cage is puncturing my lungs.
I mentioned this to my GP last week and he told me to take painkillers and it’s nothing sinister, he didn’t even touch or look at my back!!
This morning the pain was so bad I nearly couldn’t get up from the bed, even my hubby asked if I need help getting up!
My question goes; does anyone know what this could be and what I should do to ease the pain? The pain goes away after I have been stretching a while / how shower and doesn’t normally hurt during the day unless I sit still for long periods.
Thanks and sorry for the long post, just getting so frustrated with this pain L