Diagnosed with osteoporosis a few years ago. I don't take any meds for it, just calcium. Afraid the meds they give you for osteoporosis will cause ulcers in my esophagus and I have enough ulcerations in my rectum. Fell right after I was diagnosed with osteoporosis and suffered a compressed fracture of the lumbar spine. Thank God, I really have no pain in my back or joints. I do a LOT of walking and that probably helps. I'm sure all the prednisone I have consumed since being diagnosed with UC contributed to the osteoporosis.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!! Hope I don't jinx myself. Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks. Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.