My mom has ulcerative colitis and was in a recent flare that lasted a long time and thankfully she is doing a lot better (knock on wood), however recently about two weeks ago she began to notice a lot of joint stiffness, in her hands, between her thumbs and wrists, and soreness also in her biceps area where the muscle is (she struggles to lift her arms up), and she has joint soreness in her thighs as well. Her current medicine lists includes:
Imuran 150 mg a day
Asacol 1600 mg a day (8 a day)
Prednisone (she has tapered this slowly and is now down to 10 every other day)
Canasa/Rowasa suppos every other day
Initially I thought it may be the prednisone withdrawal, but her soreness has been consistent in her arms hands and thighs, and in the past when she withdrew from prednisone, it was her shoulders.
Has anyone experienced anything like this or have any suggestions? Any advice would certainly be appreciated.