To those with colitis-does this happen to you?

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   Posted 7/20/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
How many of you have migratory joint pain with your colitis? Also, has it effected your nail bed? I noticed bumps and indents on each of my nails right above the half moon. I read on the internet this can be caused from arthritis. My GI thinks due to my stomach issues I may have colitis. I get tested on 8-8. I have also had weird migratory joint/bone pain and joint cracking (since the stomach stuff started), I read that arthritis and this type of pain can go hand in hand with colitis.
I appreciate your input
GERD dx March 2007
Currently no diagnosis from migratory joint/bone pain, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells
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   Posted 7/20/2008 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   

What kind of stomach issues do you have?

I don't have the nail bed thing, but my husband does.....he does not have UC.  His dermatologist is doing something for it, I will ask him what he said it was when he gets home.

I have joint pain, but not migratory.  Mine is usually in my knees and left shoulder and elbow, but some others may have this.  Good luck with your test and I hope that you don't have UC.

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   Posted 7/20/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the joint pain and also nail disorders, indentions and ridges, The dr. said it was from my UC, There is something that other people on here take for the hair and nail, I think it is called biotin. Not sure if that is right but i am sure there will be someone jump in that uses it. sorry I couldnt be of more help.

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   Posted 7/20/2008 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your responses. I have had a left sided dull pain (about 2 inches left of belly button) for 2 months. It got so sharp at one point I had to go to the ER, I could not move, hardley breathe it hurt so bad. Lately,  I have to have a BM everytime after I eat. I have had this dull pain before, but only for a week. I have had the sharp pain many times over the past 5 yrs, but nothing as sharp as it was this time around. I also have gas as well as nasua at times but I use to attribute it to my GERD. I have been losing weight and have felt fatigued. GI thinks it could be colitis due to where my pain is etc. Note, I do not have blood in stool.
I started to get the migratory pain and cracking about a month ago. Just noticed the nail issue. Apparently both can be attributed to arthri*** and arthritis can go hand in hand w colitis.
Will see what my dx is after the scope. All my blood work etc has ruled out other items such as RA , lupus etc Also have had bone scan and ultra sound of stomach organs(kidneys, gbladder et)
GERD dx March 2007
Currently no diagnosis from migratory joint/bone pain, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells
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   Posted 7/20/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
One more question. Is this hereditary? My dad said he use to have blood in stool for 3 yrs, finally got a scope but they did not find anything not sure if he had a biopsy though. Shortly after the scope the blood in stool stopped.
GERD dx March 2007
Currently no diagnosis from migratory joint/bone pain, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells
Migraines with Aura

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   Posted 7/21/2008 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I have noticed bumps and indentations on my nails as they grow. I never thought it was because of the Asacol, though!

I haven't had any arthritis pain, though, but I'm only 25.
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   Posted 7/25/2008 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
not sure about the nail thing, but one of the major reasons I knew I was ill was that I kept having bad joint pain in fingers and feet and swelling of joints, in addition to constant abdominal discomfort.

Diagnosed with UC June 2008. On Asacol...many questions still unanswered

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   Posted 7/25/2008 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't notice anything significant, but when I taper off of Pred the first few weeks are a little rough.

Age: 30
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Location: Missouri
Diagnosed with UC in 1997.
Medications: 100 mg Azathioprine a day, Blech 40mg Prednisone
Supplements: calcium, and multivitamin
No. of colonoscopies: 5
Last scope: 6/7/08-everything looked ok.

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   Posted 7/26/2008 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Whenever I'm having a very severe that might lead me to the hospital if I don't hop on the prednisone, I get terrible arthritis in my joints. The first time it happened it was my knees...alternating from left then to right. I couldn't get up off the floor or climb the stairs without pulling myself up. In subsequent flares, it has migrated to different joints (elbows, fingers, wrists, ankles) but always goes away when the flare is under control. I sometimes get some joint pain and swelling when tapering off prednisone. Hope this helps.

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   Posted 7/26/2008 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I have no idea of your entire medical history but if you have never had a colonoscopy you need to get one to see what exactly is going on in your colon rather than guessing.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08,  Humira started 4/4/08, 6MP started 6/24/08

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