I'm a visitor from the Ulcerative Colitis Forum, but it's beginning to look like
I need to be here, too!
Just got taken off Remicade therapy for UC--it backfired on me and resulted in temporary (I hope) Lupus symptoms. On Prednisone for that. Then started getting heartburn and then had a very bad night with great difficulty swallowing, and
extreme muscle pain all over my neck and down both shoulders into both upper arms.
My GI doc was flummoxed to say the least. Now awaiting results of CT scan of head, neck and chest.
From all the reading I've been doing here, it's beginning to look like familiar territory
to all lot of you folks. I've had pvc's for years, but not heartburn--this is new to me--
being 70 yrs old, I knew things were wearing out, but this is getting a bit much.
I've already learned a lot here--was already cutting down to small meals and
nothing after 5pm, etc. Doc put me on prilosec and that seems to be helping, too.
So, hope you've got room for one more fellow-traveler--I need all the help I can get!! Gotta get well--I've got 4 horses, 4 dogs, and a bunch of barn cats who still need me as much as I need them.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC, Dx 1991
Lialda 2 per day
Prednisone for flares. SCD recipe yogurt daily for probiotics.
Fish oil caps and Multivitamin and Bee Pollen
Prima. Reuteri. L Glutamine, and iron supplement
Started Remicade infusions 11/06/08