I’m a 28 years old male, diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2003. Tried every med till I hit Remicade in 2007. My GI symptoms have been completely cured by Remicade. However, since 2009, I have had terrible joint pain that comes and goes. The Remicade helps but as soon as it wears off (6 weeks after infusion), the joint pains return. Mostly in my hands and fingers but a,so can be in my feet or knees. Swollen, very inflammed. Really awesome. :)
I’m a fighter so I never give up and without the the GI symptoms I can have a normal life but now with the joint pain I can barely drive let along work out. My weight yo yo’s since I work out like an animal for the first six weeks and then crash the last two since I’m in such pain. Overeat, feel crappy about life, etc. The usual. Getting to be a tiring cycle.
I want to try the paleo diet. I’m realistic and I don’t think I can do the full SCD diet.
Anybody have experience with paleo, joint pain, and UC?
All the best to everybody…keep fighting.
Current Medications: Remicade every 8 weeks
Submitted in the Colitis Venting Area by: “J”