openia is a common side effect from steroid use. In addition to calcium and exercise, be sure you are getting plenty of vitamin D. I take 600 mg. of calcium with 400 IU of vitamin D daily, plus a 1000 IU vitamin D supplement. This is far above the recommendations you may see in various places, however recent findings have shown that many people are deficient and the recommendation is being raised. Your doctor can do a vitamin D level on you to check this. D is needed in order for your body to use the calcium.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
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