I have had UC for almost a year now. Taking med’s 3x a day 3 pills each time. Now I have joint pains and found out that you can have them when you have UC. Is there anything you can do to ease the pain?
Some more about me:
I am 60+ and live in Iowa. I want to retire next year but don’t know if I can take this pain anymore. It happens during the night most of the time. I love to fish and hope I can throw the line out with the pain I have in my joints.
Lots of joint pains in my arms and neck.
Living with UC
Does anyone here have joint pains?
Does this cause colon cancer with Ulcerative Colitis?
One year ago I was having problems with my bowels. I had bloody stools, constipation ad diarrhea, went to the doctor 3x and they kept saying you have a virus. I could not convince them that there is something wrong with my body. Finally one doctor sent me to a gynecologist and I had a coloncopy (just had one in 2006) and that is where they found out about my UC. I lost 25 pounds and felt so much better. Now I have joint pain in my arms and neck. That is connected with UC of what I heard. I am taking Asacol 3 times a day three pills each. I have the joint pain at night time. Sometimes the pain is so painful that I go to bed early and feel better the next morning. I am scheduled to see a joint specialist soon and hopefully to get more help. I tolerate pain and hate taking pills. My father side of the family have a history of colon cancer. I had four uncles and aunts that died of colon cancer. It bothers me if I could get it with the problem I have. I have been wanting to lose weight but not like this. I am down 4 sizes and it does feel good! Looking in my closet for clothes to wear you have a good feeling but needless to say not a good feeling because you don’t have anything to wear. I had to completely clean out my closet and buy a whole new wardrobe. I have completely taken away all my sweets, chocolate and foods with seeds. At first it bothered me but you get used to it. I was amazed with myself that I have the willpower!
I am now taking asacol 3x a day 3 pills each.
written by Janet
submitted in the colitis venting area