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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/27/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
hello to you all,
i have had mild ulcerative colitis now for the last 2 years iam currently taking pentasa tablets. i have sufferd with the diahorrea ever since i was diagonosed going about twice aday, but boy does it fill the toilet. what i cant get my head around this but what i find strange is i seem to ache all over my body , whenever i get up in a morning a different part of me aches arms, back, legs, head, groin, arms, eyes. is this normal or is it just me. at times i think its all in my head. i find it hard to explain myself so iam sorry if this does not make sense to anybody.

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 4/27/2009 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Casper

Welcome to this Forum. I am sure we would be able to provide you enough encouragement to develop self healing. Well in so far as pains are concerned, they are common to some UC patients. 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
"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 miracle: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."

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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 4/27/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
hi Delhi
thanks for your comments, having gone through all of my life well 38 years of it pain free it feels strange, and well iam having difficulty getting my head around feeling like a old man aching all the time. as i dont actualy know anybody with u/c it would be of intrest to find out is aching a common effect of u/c and how other people deal with it or is it just a case of getting on with life the best you can, how to eat healthier and look after yourselfs better , all i seem to get off a doctor when i visit is basicaly your not getting any younger you will have aches and pains. iam sure they think iam some sort of hyprocondriact

Post Edited (casper09) : 4/27/2009 11:43:49 AM (GMT-6)

Serenity Now
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2153
   Posted 4/27/2009 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Casper! No those aches are not in your head. It is a commonly reported symptom of UC, plus it also seems to be an occasional side effect of Asacol (probably other meds too). What helped me was exercise, which surprised me as it seems counter-intuitive to exercise when you are aching, but for me at least it helped. Pilates, especially.
ack, 42, Vancouver BC
DX: UC (Pancolitis) as of Jan2009.  Symptoms first began June 2008.
Current Meds: Ferrous Sulfate, plus various supplements
Previous Meds: Jan-Mar 2009: Asacol 800 mg (1 pill x 4 daily), stopped Mar14/09. 

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