I'm not exactly sure, but my doctor told me that UC is an auto-immune disease and as such makes me more susceptible (sp) to other things like arthritis. I know you are young but some young people do get arthritis. It is worth mentioning it to your doctor next time you are there. I hope you feel better soon. Bellski
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications: Asacol 400mg X 6, Canasa X 2
Vitamins: Calcium 600 + D X 2, Centrum, Citrucel caplets, Probiotics
High fiber diet
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