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My doctor is starting me on Sulfasalazine anyone been on this medication ?

My doctor is starting me on Sulfasalazine anyone been on this medication ?

She wants to put me on something until my MRI get approved, which are taking 3 months now, has anyone else been on this medication ? Dis it work for you ? Any horrible side effects ? Im nervous to start any medications.

Epidural Steroid Injection

Epidural Steroid Injection

My doctor suggested that I get the shot on my lower back. I have multiple disk bulging, spondylolisthesis L5-S1 and Degenerative Disk Disease going on L4-L5 plus Sciatica. Can anyone share their experience. I’d like to know how painful the procedure as it makes me anxious. Did it provide pain relief or just temporary? Appreciate your response.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Shots do not last long Exercise and moving around helpsTry some Volteran gel and heAt it helps me I also take CBD oil and their pAtches. Pain level is… read more

posted about 12 hours ago

What kind of mattress do people recommend for as

What kind of mattress do people recommend for as

I have an adjustable bed and bought one of the "My Pillow" mattress toppers which has allowed me to occasionally sleep in my bed with my husband. Unfortunately i been sleeping in a recliner for bpught 7 years.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Me to. I have been on EVERYTHING. 4 times I WAS so I'll HAD to go in THE heart unit. Never took my pain AWAY. I am TIRED of BEING their lab eat. I… read more

posted 1 day ago

Does anyone hurt till you throw up?

Does anyone hurt till you throw up?

I take pain meds. I try to take as little as possible but the pain gets so bad it makes me throw up. I have very few disc left and spurs on my spine. My hands have hard knots in them and they hurt all the time. I feel like I'm going to explode most of the time. But mostly I just feel sick. My arms feel like they have been asleep and that tingling feeling runs down them. When I move my neck the tingling quits immediately. I can't sleep over 3 hours a night. I have to take two… read more

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Amen but my doctor gave me something for nausea and vomiting Dramamine can help too

posted about 4 hours ago

What information do you have for AS being a mental disease?

What information do you have for AS being a mental disease?

There's a book on amazon with studies showing AS is flared mentally, and gives psychological treatment and supplementary help in sharping the mind bio electromagnetic therapy with resonant frequency, cold therapies, breathing, fasting, exercise, diet, but the key is eliminating some specific harmful specific thinking patterns, apparently the real cause of AS: https://www.amazon.com/CURE-ANKYLOSING-SPONDYLI...(Phone number can only be seen by… read more

Dizziness and Cervical Spondylitis

Dizziness and Cervical Spondylitis

I have cervical spondylitis and degenerative disc disease, lately upon getting out of bed I have gone extremely dizzy, followed by breaking out into a cold sweat and feeling nauseous. It lasts for about 30 minutes and then I'm fine for the rest of the day. Anyone else have these episodes?
I have a feeling that it's either bone spurs or discs pressing on my spinal cord, but I also know that seeing my GP will trigger a wait to see a musculoskeletal triage, followed by a wait to… read more

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I have it in my neck and spine a lot of spurs I take Dramamine for dizziness and my husband bought me an electrode stimulator it has 4 pads you place on… read more

posted about 15 hours ago

Electric stimulator

Electric stimulator

Has anyone had an electric stimulator put into your spine & does it help? I have spondylosis, osteoarthritis & degenerative disc disease. My doctors want me to get this due to damaged nerve pain. Thank you.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

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Gabapentin and Lyrica are drug's that do the same thing, when Gabapentin doesn't work then they give you Lyrica... I… read more

posted 36 minutes ago

Memory loss

Memory loss

Has anyone else experienced memory loss ? I used to be a computer programmer, now I can barely remember how to use excel. Does your family get mad because you forget?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

@A MySpondylitisTeam Member , I think the non- believers is what kills me the most. At first when I was experiencing symptoms everyone was worried about… read more

posted 4 minutes ago

Muscle relaxers? Names of please?

Muscle relaxers? Names of please?

I often see that people take these meds but don't know what the names of them are so I can ask the doctors if they would help me sleep without so much pain. If you take them please can you give me the name of the medication you take and if it helps. Thank you. X

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

What works for others may not work for u lovely TS trial and error ask ur doctor

posted 4 days ago

Fusion surgery 1 year ago. Back pain worse

Fusion surgery 1 year ago. Back pain worse

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I've been living with chronic pain over 10 years and become use to hiding it from family and friends! Severe days I stay in my bedroom with ice and heat… read more

posted 5 days ago
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