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RA and Bowel related diseases

hev53
hev53
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Hello and good morning to everyone

I notice that there have been numerous posts about RA sufferers and IBS or Colitis etc.

Last year I had three bouts of Diverticulitis and each time my joints flared up ( pre diagnosis) when I mentioned this to my GP he just frowned and said 'That's odd' .

My question is .....is it?

Yesterday after a hideous panful episode in the loo, with rectal blood etc. my joints became so painful, I hardly slept. And today I feel wasted.

I see there is research and there is a proven propensity for Crohns and Ulcerative colitis patients to have related RA but anyone else with Diverticular disease?

Would be interested if anyone has any information on this.

Take care

Heather x

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sylvi

I was hospitalised with diverticulitus,but i can't remember if my ra flared or not.I should see your doctor Monday if you can and get it checked out.xxx

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Hidden
Hidden

An ex-colleague used to take the MTX for his bowel disease to keep it under control. When he had flare ups his whole body used to ache, but he had not mentioned any inflammatory arthritis.

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allanah

Heather , so sorry about how u r doing. I haven't read s research piece but I think personally autoimmune illnesses do show together sometimes , I have asthma RA and diabetes . A lot of people as you say get bowel disorders , there is often speculation on if bacteria in the gut can be a cause of RA but not proven yet.

However your typo did make me giggle , your hideous panful episode! But much more descriptive than painful if that's what you meant! Yes, sometimes you just have to laugh I think. Hoe u see the doc on Monday xx

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hev53
hev53
in reply to allanah

Didn't see the typo! lol. How awful that read. I will see how it goes as I have had this before and I have the drugs to sort it out. I tend to self medicate a lot. xx

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allanah
allanah
in reply to hev53

Lol no it made my morning! And bad girl , ! Go to doc especially when there's bleeding involved ! Xxx

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Ribbon2079
Ribbon2079
in reply to allanah

I have a feeling they will find a link. I have had 12 surgeries (not just for my colon) and think all of the antibiotics that I have been on in a short time has messed up my gut bacteria now giving me RA.

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Hidden
Hidden

Hello BOB here

All I have heard is irritable bowl problems caused by MXT and pain medications.

I suffer Diverticulitus, that is caused by a narrowing of the divertlicum think that is how you spell it.

All I could suggest is see the GP, there are medications available for this

BOB

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hev53
hev53
in reply to Hidden

Yes I think this seems to be the general consensus of opinion so I am going to let my GP know and see what he says. Thanks for taking the time to respond. Take care

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hev53

Thanks all for your responses. I am quite sure their is a correalation between the two. Might do some more research. Have a good day all of you xx

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fastball

sorry to read your distress. I have PsA and Crohns i take MTX for both up till now. It is being kept an eye on by the consultant fo Crohns.

I would see GP with blood being mentioned .

Sending hugs.XXX

Chris

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hev53
hev53
in reply to fastball

Hug back Chris, thank you. xxx

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miss

Hi hev53 sorry to hear your not doing so well. Think i read something about this recently. some research is being done that the bowel has the largest immune system in our bodies. As yet not proven but it suggest this might have something to do with getting ra. Like the others have said think you should visit the gp xxx

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hev53
hev53
in reply to miss

Thank you Miss. I will have a telephone chat with my GP and tell him and take it from there. He is aware of my former bowel problems so it will be interesting to see what he says. Thank you xxx

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jenwight

Hi Hope your feeling better and have spoken with your GP and got some answers.

I have had IBS since 1987 mostly controlled very well that is until I started on the MTX a few months ago - since then it has been a real pain !! I had not made the connection until I read this so will be mentioning it when I go back to see consultant on Thursday

Jen x

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Ozzy

My mother has Colitis and how now also been diagnosed with RA, I myself suffer from IBS, when I first saw my rhummy he asked if anyone in my family had Colitis or Crohns.

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mickeysmom34472

H, yes I have ra and diverticulitis. At the time I was on mtx I went to the er for pain in my stomach area which turned out to be a perforated bowel. I balmed mtx at the time and am still not sure how much it contributed to the perforation. I didn't know I had diverticulitis at the time. So I have ra, psa and ibd all can be related to ra

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Ribbon2079

I have RA with numbers off the chart and had to have my sigmoid colon removed at the age of 42 which they all told me was very young to have diverticulosis/litis that bad.

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J1707

I myself don’t have any problems in this department.

I spoke to a Rheumy nurse recently who said you can inflammation anywhere’s with this disease . At the time I was having bladder problems jurying a flare up.

I’m under the dental hospital for inflammation of the gums and was told there was a link with RA. So it could be possible.

Just another thing this disease throws at us.

Hope you feel better soon.

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