After reading the numerous posts about the side effects of the meds and pretnizone, I thought I would share with all, something that provides me with a little relief from these.
Being newly diagnosed with UC I am still reading lots of books and info. As I was reading "A patient-expert walks you through everything you need to learn and do, the first year, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis" By Jill Sklar - I discovered her reccomendation of tiger balm for sore joints.
I tried it and found it most helpfull on my sore pressure feet which I get from the pretnizone. It really helped releive my discomfort especially if rubbed in 3 times a day!! It has a very strong smell and makes my feet feel hot and cold BUT it works to relieve the ache and pressure!!
OK so it may not work for everyone but I just thought I would share with you something that worked for me and made me feel a bit more comfortable!!