Nyc_uc_joint

343d

Hi I’m a 26 year-old guy Who has ulcerative colitis. I’m currently on stelara and I’ve had a few bouts of prednisone in the past year. I still have some symptoms and I’ve also had a lot of joint pain. I was wondering what your tips been to manage symptoms?

Prednisone

Generalized pain

Joint pain

Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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  • Ben96

    343d

    I would talk to your doctor about changing up your medication or frequency if you are regularly needing Prednisone. You shouldn't need steroids more than once a year max. For joint pain, I would suggest looking for a rheumatologist in your area. Rheumatoid Arthritis is common in UC, and can be managed. Otherwise, stay away from NSAIDs, they wreak havoc in your intestines, stick with Tylenol for pain. Good luck buddy, be well:)

  • Nyc_uc_joint

    342d

    Thanks, I actually just switched to six weeks on the stelara so hopefully that will help. I’ve seen a rheumatologist and there’s no signs of any other rheumatological disease but a super helpful suggestion. Done a lot of physical therapy is helped the most so far

  • TiredandPooped

    312d

    Stay away from processed foods, sodas, and bad carbs. Helps with the Crohns, arthritis, etc. no Tylenol or Advil. Talk to your doctor about using a compound pharmacy instead of steroids.

  • Nyc_uc_joint

    312d

    What’s a compound pharmacy?

  • TiredandPooped

    311d

    The traditional role of compounding pharmacies is to make drugs prescribed by doctors for specific patients with needs that can't be met by commercially available drugs.

  • ChrisR

    265d

    Carnivore diet! In remission w/ no meds anymore. Best decision but was a lot of work to get here

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