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limey-g
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 10/13/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am a 67 yr old male recently diagnosed with inflammation of the lower colon for which I was on flagyl and pred.
I am now on salofalk enemas to control my condition.
I have quite severe arthritis of both knees and as my Dr took me off my beloved Mobicox which really helped with pain etc just wondered what other folks are using to control pain under these conditions.
Tylenol just does not work for me.
Thanks

kops2da
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 2865
   Posted 10/13/2008 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Wish I had some good advice for you.  I have same problems - but luckily Tylenol helps me.  There has to be something else to help you.  I am working on getting the UC under control to have knee replacement.  Should be ok to have first one in December - I hope.  I use Tylenol, different rubs (like Bengay or ?) resting, ice if swollen, etc.  Best thing is staying off my feet.  I also use a cane or walker.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30986
   Posted 10/13/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi..welcome to the forum!

Would you be able to consider any of the glucosamine/condroitin/msm combos? or have you tried them in the past?
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


kops2da
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 2865
   Posted 10/13/2008 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
You know I took those for years to help and I think they did until damage got so bad.  Then I  tried them again - this time with MSM and got sick so assumed the MSM did not agree with me.  I would recommend trying the joint  supplements to anyone with fairly minor damage to knee joints!  ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


jujub
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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 10/13/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell, Limey-g.

I've had 3 sets of injections of Hyalgen into my damaged knee, and it's enabled me to get by without replacement surgery for over three years. I had surgery after an auto accident years ago, and I have no cartilage, a partial ACL tear and really bad bursitis. You might see an orthopedist about something like this to provide relief.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
Co-Moderator UC Forum
Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.


limey-g
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 10/13/2008 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks everyone for making me feel so welcome, in reading many of the posts it sure makes one feel that one is not alone and many more feel the anguish of these health problems.
Thanks Geoff

SocalJohn
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 160
   Posted 10/13/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Talk to your doctor. Tell him you are in pain, and don't leave until he gives you a prescription for pain medicine. Either Tylenol with Codeine #3, or Vicodin. If you hurt, you hurt. No need to be embarrassed. It is the doctors job to make you feel better. Pain only hinders the healing process.
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