I do not have UC, I have IBS, however I have been experiencing the exact same symptons since February 2011. My GI originally suspected it was my gallbladder, but after having EVERY GI test under the sun (US, CT, Pill Endoscopy, Small Bowel Series...) they all came back negative for Crohns and Gallbladder. They could not find any diagnosis. I am in constant pain and it keeps me up at night and is far worse in the morning. They have told me they thought it might be Chronic Abdominal Wall Pain (CAWP...can you believe that there is such a thing?) I wish they could have at least found something GI related since there is nothing they can do for CAWP except pain meds as it is a nerve related illness.
I hope that you are successul in finding the cause, I would suggest seeing you GI about the possibility that it could be Gallbladder related. The pain from that can radiate around to your back and shoulder.
14 yr old male, Diagnosed February 2011. Phase one of 3 stage surgery on 8/30/11, Total abdominal laprascopic colectomy and ileostomy. UC FREE! No more nasty meds!!!
Previous meds included: Remicade, 6MP, ,Poly-Iron, Canasa, Asacol 800HD, Colazal, Levsin, Pepcid,Sulfasalazine,Prednisone