We had a cold front come through last night, so I should have been feeling better. I woke up at 5 AM because my shoulders and back hurt so much I couldn't lay in that bed any more. Couldn't even get comfortable in my Lazy Boy chair!
I thought "What the heck, I should be better!"
Then I realized - I finished a course of Hydrocortisone suppositories on Thursday. Darn steroids trash my body so bad, I even have joint pain when withdrawing from that short course!
Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001. Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006. Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Chronic joint/connective tissue/muscle pain; TKR 05/09
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"