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May 17, 2016 · Diagnosed with PMR 2 1/2 years ago. How do I manage the extreme pain? in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi @julied838, I too am new to taking methotrexate injections and take 1 mg folic acid daily. I’ve had gas and bloating and bouts of uc coming back. I found some foods trigger or worsen the nausea such as corn and my beloved green tea latte with almond milk so for now I’ve given these foods up hoping things will calm down. Hang in there and keep searching for options for me the side affects are becoming less of a problem. The mouth sores, rinse with hot salt water morning and night. I hope this is somewhat helpful.

May 12, 2016 · I have Ulcerative colitis and wondered if anyone here has it in Digestive Health

I know that when the UC abdominal pain kicks in, for me a cold wash cloth to the stomach area helps calm it down. There are trigger foods that I’ve cut out of my diet that have helped with the abdominal cramping. I’ve discovered cold and/or ice packs are what give me relief when I have joint pain. Contacting your GI doctor is where I would start. It could be a form of joint pain associated with the UC. I hope this is of some help to you. Best wishes Sherw

Apr 4, 2016 · I have Ulcerative colitis and wondered if anyone here has it in Digestive Health

Hello, I have had UC for 31 years. I’m monitored closely by GI these days and feel as though they are doing everything they can for me. If flares are kept in check that’s the big thing, the more inflammation the higher the risk is what I’ve read. Diet for me has been key. No coffee at all. Dropping coffee out of my diet stopped the need to run and I do mean run to the bathroom. I had no idea. I’m sure everyone is different, but that was key for me. I also don’t eat raw veggies, too hard to digest. I do enjoy cooked veggies and try to get them into my diet regularly. Best Wishes

Apr 4, 2016 · I'm looking for information on Methotrexate for Autoimmune Diseases. in Autoimmune Diseases

Hello, I’m looking for information on Methotrexate for Autoimmune Diseases. Checking to see if anyone has experience with side affects and what to expect in terms of recurring joint pain relief. I have Ulcerative Colitis, have had Colitis diagnosis for 33 years and UC diagnosis for 31 years. I’ve lived with the joint pain for more than 15 years and feel it’s time for some relief. Till now I’ve had prednisone tapers off and on since 2012 and the past 6 months have been fortunate to have a few weeks here and there where I’ve not had joint pain. Most of the time I manager with ice packs, compression and if I’m lucky can take Tramadol at night with Tylenol (depends weather I need to work the next day or not). Any information would be greatly appreciated.