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lovemyboys09
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/15/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
In the past 2 weeks ive developed fairly bad joint pain. Is this normal? Is there any  meds you can take to help relieve this?? I have a 5 year old and 7 month old and finding its hard to keep up with them lately. Ive tried to just take tylenol and it hasn't worked at all.
 
 
Diagnosed w/crohns in October 07
Taken off meds January 08 because of pregnacy
Back to gastro Dr. January 09 (new dr.)
Diagnosed w/ UC instead; told should have never gotten off meds
taking Asacol and Canasa
Flaring still as of 04/09
 


PSA
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   Posted 4/15/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear about your joint pains.

Have you been on Pred, because at times the joint pain may also be related to one of the side effects of Pred. In any case quite a few of UC patient do have joint pains. Are you taking proper diet. I mean to say all proteins, vitamins, etc. As you have just developed crohns, I don't think it would be related to that. You may kindly show it to the doctor. May be it is just because of over exertion or the likes.

Take care and keep us posted.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


lovemyboys09
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Total Posts : 249
   Posted 4/15/2009 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't been on pred at all. I don't have Crohns...i was misdiagnosed at first. They called in Crohns but after I went to a new GI he said it was definately UC instead. I was only taking prenatal vitamins but I have been reading alot about probiotics and fish oil and stuff other people use on this site so Im going to ask my GI tommorrow about taking those.
Diagnosed w/crohns in October 07
Taken off meds January 08 because of pregnacy
Back to gastro Dr. January 09 (new dr.)
Diagnosed w/ UC instead; told should have never gotten off meds
taking Asacol and Canasa
Flaring still as of 04/09
 


PSA
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 4/16/2009 1:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Well probiotics is very good. Infact I was myself not aware much about probiotics till I got reliable and rich information on the same on this forum from supportive people. I have started taking Probiotics and so have my sister and brother. They also have UC and feel that Probiotic Milk is really helpful.

I am not aware about fish oil, as have never tried. But lots of people on this board are taking it and have high words of appreciation for its benefits. I feel the joint pain may not be related to UC at this stage, unless you are bleeding (BM) a number of times. I will check if the same is related to one of the side effects (if any) of the medicines you are taking.

Will get back to you shortly. Till then cheers and take care.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


PSA
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 4/16/2009 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Friend

I have checked up and have found that in some cases the joint and back pains are related to Asacol. From the information provided by you, I understand that you are on Asacol. For ease of reference, I am giving the details of information surfed by me on the net on side effects of Asacol. I hope the same would be of some help to you.

Side Effects of Asacol - for the consumer


Asacol Delayed-Release Tablets
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Asacol Delayed-Release Tablets:

Acne; back or joint pain; constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; gas; general feeling of being unwell; hair loss; headache; heartburn; increased sensitivity to sunlight; loss of appetite; mild abdominal discomfort or pain; nausea; runny or stuffy nose; sneezing; vomiting.

Should you require any further assistance, please feel free to get back and do keep us posted. Wish you good health and no pains.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


Red_34
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   Posted 4/16/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
If you are not allergic to bee's or their by-products, you can start using Bee Propolis. This is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic. I used to take this a few years back and it really helped me. I am actually thinking of starting it again. Fish oil is also good for joint pain. Where is the joint pain? You should bring up the joint pain to the doctor because you can have some arthritis issues popping up. Also, you can use an OTC joint pain cream. I found that Australian Dream found at Walgreens works really well in helping with joint pain - plus it doesn't smell like the other stuff.
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geminisunset
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 153
   Posted 4/16/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Joint pain is one of my UC symptoms. And it's never the same area either (it's affected both shoulders, ribs, wrist, etc). My dr and I are currently trying to adjust my remicade schedule bacause I seem to have issues when I have a few weeks left to go before my next infusion. Joint pain is one of these issues. He has given me Darvocet in the past, and this last time since it was pretty severe, he gave me Tylenol 3. I'm hoping we'll change the remicade to be every 6 weeks to avoid these issues altogether, but yeah, in the meantime, I completely understand your pain.
GeminiSunset
Diagnosed w/IBS: Oct. 2006
Diagnosed w/UC: Jan. 2007 (proctitis), July 2008 (pancolitis)
Medications: Canasa (helped the first flare when it was just proctitis); Rowasa enemas (did not help as the following colonoscopy confirmed pancolitis); Lialda (2 pills in the morning, 2 pills in the evening, soon to be 2 pills in the morning only once I'm off steriods); Prednisone; Protonix (only took while on prednisone); Remicade infusions, started at 5mg/kg, increased in March to 7.5mg/kg (started Aug 2008 - 6 infusions so far, next infusion on 4/30 continuing every 8 weeks); Zyrtec-D (for allergies); Toprol (a generic form, 25 mg, for a rapid heart rate)
Supplements: Women's One-a-day multi-vitamin; Super B-complex w/vitamin C, Iron supplements, Omega-3 Fish Oil (coated, not sure how much except one soft-gel daily), Aloe Vera supplement (two daily), Acidopholis
Diet: Spinach and Sunflower seed butter diet (starting 3/21/09)
Current Status: Reached remission for a few weeks in October 2008, but symptoms returned after I allowed myself to enjoy wine again.... gave up wine and have not been in full remission again yet. 


SteveB.
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 4/16/2009 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Ever tried treating it naturally? Try to search for natural ways in treating joints pain. We all know how good and safe it is to try natural treatments first before trying any medicines. Hence, if the symptoms still persist as sometimes it does, it would be better to consult experts and doctors for some advices on how to treat that.
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