Joint pain is pretty common in people with UC... I have it real bad in my ankles, knees and wrists...
Fatigue is also really common especially because our colon's are so inflamed and if you're bleeding a lot and going diahrea a lot... and in a lot of pain... well it takes a lot out of you.
A lot of us either can't handle too much dairy products... or can't handle them at all. I drink lactaid milk and only eat i cant believe its not butter... i tend to stay away from cheese period.
Raw veggies and things like that are hard to digest. Although I just ate arugula with olive oil, lemon juice and salt n pepper.... i can tolerate that for some reason.
Some people experience a lot of pain with their UC, some do sometimes, and then some don't at all. I'm one of the unlucky few that has pain most of the time.
Kara, 21F Married.
Latest-Went to ER cuz I couldn't eat for 5 days and was having severe flare up after passing two kidney stones after a week of the flu. (long month)
GI is currently trying to taper me off of pred fairly fast in hopes to keep me on Lialda and at a lower dosage of pred. to try mesalamine enemas again. Hope it works...if it doesn't.. I go on Imuran and am on pred longer. *crosses fingers*
Medications:Prednisone 40mg Again! (groan)Lialda 4 a day Antibiotic-Amoxyclln
I am so sick of this disease!