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   Posted 10/28/2008 5:42 AM (GMT -6)   
i've been flaring for awhile now i was on pred. tapered it didnt do anything for the cramping and urgency, but it helped with the joint soreness. now it's all back my body is so sore it's hard to move at all. can this happen with a flare the joint problem i've never had it to happen before, well i've never flared like this.


 i was diagnosed with uc on april.16,2003. had my sec. colonoscopy on aug.22,2008 came back normal.

quit smoking almost a year ago,been having little flares since then.

i also take nexium 40mg once a day for acid reflux.

take one multivitamin a day



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   Posted 10/28/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Arthritis can be one of the extra-intestinal manifestations of UC. Tapering from Prednisone often causes severe joint pain, too. If you've recently stopped the Pred, it could be making the pain worse.
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   Posted 10/28/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I had good luck with a drug for arthritis, Voltarin. That was a long time ago, so there might be other newer options. Maybe celebrex? But an arthritis drug should help!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.

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