Diagnosed in 2010 and put on lialda straight away. I take four pills a day before bed. Costs have depended on my insurance, usually between $30-$45 a month. Like many I assume any new ache or pain to be related somehow to UC. Nothing conclusive, as much could just be stress and aging. I have a lot of good sensitivities (chocolate, milk, ice cream, roughage) but I'm reasonably okay. I tend to have flares around the same time each year, usually when work stress is bad, February and June. I've tried to live as normally as possible since diagnosis, with varying degrees of success over the years. I'm not perfect, and my diet could be better so I'm less bloated and gassy. But, I am doing my best.
How it works: According to Dr. Edwards, stress produces chemicals in the body that increase inflammation. “With relaxation techniques, you have stress reduction and therefore decreased inflammation and less pain,” she says. Meditation also relaxes muscles that tense up with pain. Dr. Edwards suggests meditating for 20 minutes once or twice a day. For moments of acute pain, she also recommends “meditation minutes.” For example, take four to five deep breaths, counting to 10 with each inhalation and exhalation. “Just doing that four to five times a day can decrease depression and improve outlook,” she says.
I have just started noticing pain in my right foot in the . ‘mostly’ then a few days later(this .) I wake up with a blister on my left and moderate swelling. It’s painful however I can walk it just is VERY uncomfortable. The pain is mostly on the sides… Sometimes affecting more but only on the bottom. The ankle on the right was broke 19yrs ago and looks like a bump (not like the bottom) this is more taller yet smaller around. Only flares up when I’m standing up longer then usual or if I step down wrong. I don’t think it has a connection yet I wanted to make sure it was known. Thanks in advance.