Drop Foot and UC

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Durango Kid
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/23/2009 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
The last flare I had was in November and I developed drop foot in my right foot shortly after or towards the end of the flare.  about a month ago another flare came on and I'm experienceing the same condition in my left foot.  Could there be any coralation between my UC and the Drop Foot?  Has anyone else experienced this condition?
 
Durango Kid
UC diagnosed  Dec. 2003
Asacol (2) 3x daily
Fish oil
Possibly lactose intolerant (still trying to identify)
Currently flarring (only 2nd time) Pred 40mg daily for two weeks then taper off....
 


Jen O
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 136
   Posted 7/23/2009 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you have any kind of low back problem? Or do you have "arthritis" flares with your UC flares?

If I had to guess, I would think that the drop would be not from the UC itself, but from some added inflammation elsewhere in your body like in your back.

PS are you going to physical therapy for the drop foot?

Jen
Age 34, Diagnosed with UC September 2008
Current Meds:
Prednisone currently on 5 mgs, will quit on Wednesday 7/15/2009!
Started Azathioprine 100 mgs 6/22/2009 and Apriso 4 tabs daily 6/11/2009
Biotin 5 mg
Vitamin D 2,000 IU per day
Calcium 1500 mg per day
Flaxseed Oil 2000 mg per day
Multivitamin
Also tried: Remicade, Asacol, Rowasa, Cantasa


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 7/23/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I was going to ask the Same question as Jen...

Drop foot is nerve transmission related I believe....??

Have you seen a neurologist regarding this condition?

Could also be imuran related?

q
*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


Durango Kid
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 330
   Posted 7/24/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Last time I had drop foot I went to my primary care physician. I did end up going to physical therapy and I also saw an acupuncturist who specializes in eastern medicine. This time the drop foot isn't as bad and I'm using the excercises I learned last time around. I was having some lower back aches a while back. too much time hunched over the computer I think. I seem to be through that at this point.
UC diagnosed  Dec. 2003
Asacol (2) 3x daily
Fish oil
Probiotics
Possibly lactose intolerant (still trying to identify)
Currently flarring (only 2nd time) Pred 40mg daily for two weeks then taper off....
 

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