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Anxiety and Joint Pain with Ulcerative Colitis


I am Jessica and I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 10 years ago after developing symptoms during my pregnancy. They still continued after the baby was born so I had aal the testing and procedures and my doc said it was temporary 10 years ago.

Here is my story and questions:

Wondering if any of you are taking anything for anxiety since this seems to be a huge trigger for me. I am 28 and have an elementary school aged child Anxiety cannot be avoided. Some days I wake up and cannot move my arms because my elbows are in so much pain(joint pain). How do I correct this situation and what does the diet consist of?

2 thoughts on “Anxiety and Joint Pain with Ulcerative Colitis”

  1. Hi Jessica

    I was diagnosed with UC in 2008. I have found anxiety to be a major trigger to UC symptoms. All the the research that I have read related UC to ones emotional state. I have found that by taking an omega 3 fish oil supplement, it has helped with easing my anxiety attacks. This supplement has really helped me especially when I am on Prednison because the steriod seems to play havoc with my emotions, something that is not becoming of a guy…Lol..

    Good luck on your road to recovery

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