I am wondering if any of my fellow Jpouch folks out there been diagnosed with Seronegative Arthritis? I am about 3 years since my Jpouch surgery. I suffered  with Ulcerative Colitis for over 10 years and was on Prednisone for a long time. I had suffered with Joint pain; however after I weaned off Prednisone the joint and muscle pain got much worse. It seems the prednisone had masked my symptoms somewhat. I wound up at a Rheumatologist and was diagnosed with Seronegative Arthritis or Inflammatory Bowel Arthritis as the Doc told me.

Anyone else been diagnosed with this?

 

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After many years of joint pain I was diagnosed with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis approximately two years ago. I was first prescribed Prednisone and later was prescribed Humira. Before I had J Pouch surgery earlier this year I stopped the Humira and was started on Prednisone (4 mg) again. It seems to work pretty well for me.

Maye posted:

After many years of joint pain I was diagnosed with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis approximately two years ago. I was first prescribed Prednisone and later was prescribed Humira. Before I had J Pouch surgery earlier this year I stopped the Humira and was started on Prednisone (4 mg) again. It seems to work pretty well for me.

Appreciate the response; yea it takes a long time to be properly diagnosed it seems. I apparently had SA a long time as I was on prednisone for over 5 years fighting for my life with bad Ulcerative Colitis and it had masked the symptoms. When I came off Pred I had crazy pain levels. Be careful with Prednisone - this can cause you many unwanted bad side effects. During the time I was on it I developed Glaucoma and Bone loss. I have tried almost everything; I cannot take biologics anymore as I developed antibodies; I wound up with a Pain Management Doc - taking Hydrocodone and my Rheumatologist has me trying natural remedies like Fish oil, Turmeric and Boswellia extract with minor improvement. Hang in there.

drone3 posted:

I have pretty bad inflammatory arthritis although mine is more on the ankylosing spondilitis spectrum. Im taking Humira + MTX to manage it, Ionic liquid Zinc has also really helped.

Thanks for the response. Yes Inflammatory Arthritis bites - I can't take Biologics anymore as I have Antibodies developed; had a bad Alergic reaction when I tried - wound up at the ER. I am interested in the Ionic Zinc you mentioned.. do you think this is helping any? Thanks

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