I was wondering if someone can help me a little. I have UP very well controlled (no flares for a year and a half), but 9 months ago I started to get lower back pain that became allmost unbearable in December and I'm now getting blood works and an MRI to see if I have Ankylosing Spondylitis (my dad was HLA B27 positive). While I get all the results, the rheumatologist has put me on Arcoxia (etoricoxib, a cox2 inhibitor NSAID), 1 pill of 90 mg each night. He told me that this drug doesn't affect so much the UC as Ibuprofen or Naproxen, but I'm a little affraid to take it and ruin my for now well managed UP.
Does anyone have had some experience taking this kind of NSAIDS cox2 inhibitors? Did it worsens your UC?
I would thank some advice if anyone can help!
38 year old (female).
Mild UP diagnosed in May 2016, IBS from 1994.
Current meds: Pentasa suppository 1 gr 3 nights a week.
Diet: No grains, no starch, no dairy (except goat kefir), no legumes, no sugar, no food additives >> No more IBS!
Currently: no UP symptoms since July 2016
December 2017: Rheumatologist thinks I may be developping Ankylosing Spondylitis (lower back pain for 9 months)