Reading through your posts to quincy, etc. this morning - sounds so much like when I had gall bladder attacks - that was before UC although I have IBS for years. Under your shoulder blade (right side) going to back - usually after eating fatty food but can happen anytime - I got it mostly at night. Indigestion is common and stomach pains right side up under ribs. I had a ct scan and some other tests - they found stones and a BAD gall bladder. I had it removed laproscopic surgery and home next day. It was great.
Hope you find what your problem is - just wanted you know my experience - and the backache was the WORST!!
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Tried all mesalamines and enemas, Canasa, etc. Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal -hydrocortisone enemas 12 days - much worse.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.
Feb. 21 - down to 20 mg. - no blood, no pain, no bad side effects so far. Plan on adding 6MP (or?) at lowest possible prednisone dose.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD