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poohbear37
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   Posted 6/14/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having lower back pain on both sides. I am in a pretty bad flare. I have been reading the boards and it looks like it could be joint pain, but could it also be my inflammed intestines???

really uncomfortable :-( has anyone else experiences this or have any ideas of what it could be?
Ulcerative Colitis (R/O Chrons Disease) - 7 years
25 years old/female
Lialda
Cymbalta
Nexium
40mg prednisone...

Bad reactions to: remicade & 6mp


bbc
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   Posted 6/14/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Could be your UC, unfortunately we UC'ers cannot take Advil etc...feel better : )

Red_34
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   Posted 6/14/2009 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
It could be from your flare or it can be arthritis. You won't really be able to tell the difference until you reach remission. If your lower back still hurts after you get out of the flare it is probably arthritis. I find that by using a heating pad on my lower back that it helps alot.
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poohbear37
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 6/14/2009 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
maybe time for the heat pad :-/
Ulcerative Colitis (R/O Chrons Disease) - 7 years
25 years old/female
Lialda
Cymbalta
Nexium
40mg prednisone...

Bad reactions to: remicade & 6mp


bbc
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 1580
   Posted 6/15/2009 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
In case the heat doesn't work for you try an ice pac, they work wonders for my back and neck by helping to reduce inflammation.

msobo
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   Posted 6/15/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
i agree with bbc, ice seems to do wonders compared to heat
colitis 2.5 years

current meds:
sulfasalazine 500mg twice dailyx4
omega 3 fish oil pills, twice daily

current stauts: began smoking again in April and symptoms have vastly improved :)


fitmom00
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 113
   Posted 6/16/2009 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, I've got it too. I thought it might be from the Prednisone or something. I just got out of the hospital with a 6-day stay to pull me out of death's door w/ my UC and C.Diff and came home with a lot of lower back pain (enough to take Lortab). One thing that the doctor was concerned with was kidney damage b/c I was soooo sick and dangerously dehydrated. So, if you're in a bad flare and not hydrating, it's definitely something you should mention to your doc. Kidney damage is often irreversible, so my doc says.
Renee
Diagnosed w/ UC in August 2007
Was in remission for almost one year (using only Lialda 4xday)
Rowasa and Canasa did not work.
Current status: In Flare since May 2009

4 Lialda/day maintenance, healthy diet
Starting Colal-Pred trial May 18, 2009, ended when hospitalized two weeks later.
Currently taking Flagyl, 60mg Prednisone (start tapering soon) and doc wants to discuss MP6.

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