Posted 7/24/2008 4:17 AM (GMT -6)
My doctor at home told me that it's common for UCers to suffer from constipation rather than diarrhea.
I think he said that it's caused by the colon holding back your faeces to prevent it passing through a vulnerable site.

He advised me to eat/drink things that make me need to go(e.g. for me - coffee).
age 26  ------------- diagnosed 2004 (probable left sided)

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Posted 7/24/2008 4:40 AM (GMT -6)
My pain to differs from a dull ache to a omg dont know what to do pain they are normally in my lower abdomen and left side also seem to have a pressure feeling like you constantly want to go but am learing to ignor that or would never get out of the loo also have movable joint pain never seems to be in one place U/C is so much fun not.
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started Salofalk supps 1gm 26/6/08
  Mesalazine 400mg 2 tabsx2 day

Posted 7/24/2008 6:07 AM (GMT -6)
The "normal" symptom of Uc is diarrhea but it doesn't necessarily mean that is all you will have. I too gets bouts of constipation now and that is my cue that I am headed for a flare. I may not go for a couple days and when I do go, the stool is usually thin which indicates rectal or higher inflammation. As for you eyes, go get them checked by a doc asap - eye infections and inflammation is common in Uc'ers. Uc'ers can have an eye complication called iritisis and trust me that is something you do not want to mess around with. Even if you don't have any eye infections, anytime something new comes up it's best to be checked out by a doctor just to be on the safe side.
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Posted 7/24/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -6)
Thanks alll, it sure sounds like this IS what I have. Can stress bring on a flare?

With your guys joint pain, does it seem to jolts spots at times? Last night I was laying down and my left ankle got a couple quick jolts that spread through my foot, then it was fine.

This morning I ate and as soon as I ate I started to get a real back dull pain and "had to go" (bm was normal though)- I could hardly walk to the bathroom. The best way to describe it is like a bad side stitch (like the pain you get when you eat to quick before excercising!)

Wonder if theses bumps and indents that popped up on my nails have to do with this. They just showed up last week!
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
Currently no diagnosis for:  migratory joint/bone pain, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails.
Also constant left sided pain ( 2 inches left of belly button) GI thinks possible Colitis, getting colonoscopy on 8-8
 

Posted 7/25/2008 12:21 PM (GMT -6)
I came back to the forums today to find out how others feel during flareups. My symptoms vary so much that it's frustrating. Some days I'm fine some days I'm horrible. I thought I was getting better on Wednesday, but today I woke up with severe D and horrible pain. Not only pain in my abdomen, but pain in my hips, lower back, and legs. I'm also extremely nauseous to the point where I can barely eat anything. The only medication I'm taking is 8 500mg Sulfasalazine tablets daily(4 in morning 4 at night). Should I ask my doctor for something else? I don't know what to do. I'm so worried right now that I may not get this flareup back under control.

And apologies to king1234 for hijacking your thread.
- DXed with "left sided" UC in 1998. DXed with "proctitis" Oct. 2007
- Sulfasalazine 4 500mg tabs twice daily
- 500mg Vitamin C, 1 Multivitamin, L-Glutamine
- Max Acidophillis EC Capsules 350Mg(7 types of bacteria with over 42 billion viable cells) with 50 Mg colostrum & 50 Mg FOS(fructo-oligosaccharides)
- Experimenting with this or that on occasion. Always open to new ideas.

Posted 7/25/2008 12:33 PM (GMT -6)
My pains are just like Bellski's. I get the gotta go NOW pain, then sometimes pain afterwards (I think that is due to hemms). I have pancolitis, but my current flare only seems to be impacting the tail end of things. Occasionaly I get that sharp pain in my rectum area as well. I have been attributing this to possible

As for joint pain, for some reason my middle finger on my right hand and my right elbow really ache from time to time.
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
currently in small flare, tail end of colon
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 3 pills 3 x/day,
Cortifoam at bedtime

Supplements: vitamins, probiotics
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis

Posted 7/25/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -6)
When you uys have joint pain can it vary from a quick stabbing/pulsating pain to then moving to another joint and it lasting longer?
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
Currently no diagnosis for:  migratory joint/bone pain, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails.
Also constant left sided pain ( 2 inches left of belly button) GI thinks possible Colitis, getting colonoscopy on 8-8
 

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