Tail Bone Pain

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Mormor Vicky
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 10/14/2007 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I guys and gals. I have Crohn's but since it's mainly in the last part of my colon it mimics UC. I was wondering if any of you have tail bone pain. I'm suppose to be in remission but for the last 6 weeks my tail bone has been achey. It started only in the afternoon on the way home from work (bucket seats). But, now it's consistantly hurts. Even when I lay down. I'm having a CT scan on thursday but I was wondering if anyone else has this issue. I'm leaning to either fistulas or abcess (Crohn's symptom) or just good old inflammation. I'm really in a lousy mood about it. Just want to know what your thoughts were.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor

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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 10/14/2007 5:52 PM (GMT 0)   
Vicky, when my disease is flaring I'll get horrible feelings of pressure in that area. I describe it as an elephant standing on my (butt), but I've never had actual soreness. I hope yours doesn't signify a serious turn for you.
Left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.  Taking Colazal and Imuran, Remicade infusions and moving into remission. Finally off steroids after four years! 
Now in remission for almost two years. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 10/14/2007 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes I get that on occasion even in remission. It sort of feels like it's bruised or something and it's especially noticable when I sit down.
Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia
Allergies - Singulair, Allegra, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 10/14/2007 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I get back pain a lot since I've been diagnosed with proctitis. It's tough laying on my side, since it makes my tailbone hurt. I don't really understand it.

I haven't had a bad episode of diarrhea since July I think. Last bleeding was in September.
Proctitis - diagnosed April 2007 (symptoms starting in October 2006)

Flares treated with Rowasa enemas

Mild food diet (chicken, rice, collard greens, no sugar, no corn, no beef/pork, etc)

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 112
   Posted 10/14/2007 11:28 PM (GMT 0)   
I had tailbone pain and my dr. ordered a xray and it showed lower spinal disk damage and deterioration as well as arthritis. My dr. said its caused from having uc for so many years. I was diagnoised in 1989. He prescribed vicodin but it makes me feel weird so i dont take it. Yet another painful part of dealing with this disease.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 10/15/2007 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I have it today and I think my bum is just tired, I am hoping that is it. My UC is mainly in my rectum.
Beth, 32
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Hydrocortisone enemas 1xday
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 ;prev. Asacol 4800mg day,Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

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