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I've been struggling with IBD for years I was first diagnosed with proctitis at 17 then told that had cleared up and it was now IBS after another flare up I was told I had crohns disease, then was told this wasn't the case.
I've just seen a new specialist who has told me I have UC and I've been having a bad flare up for almost two months. I've been off work and can barely leave the house for any length of time.
But the past week or so my joints have become so painful it seriously hurts to move. My jaw, toes, ankles, knees, fingers and wrists are the worst. My doctor gave me tramadol but it's not helping it just puts me too sleep. Is this a common side effect of UC?
Any time I get a flare up I get a pain in my left hip and left hand side of my lower back but the doctors say this has nothing to do with UC does anyone else suffer this?
I've been given an enema, a suppository, steroids and oral Pentesa to take but don't feel this is helping at all as I'm still in pain and running to the toilet. However my GP just keeps telling me I need to wait for my next appointment with my gastro-entrologist to discuss changing medicine. Should it take so long for this all to kick in?
Sorry for asking so many questions I'm new to the whole Colitis thing.
Thanks in advance for your help
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