So , I’ve been diagnosed relatively recently , and my rheumatologist tried to get me on anti inflammatories , but it has failed to work . I’m wondering abt what the next step in my treatment might be . She alluded to bio therapy , but will she put that in place right away ( it’s the 2 nd time I see her ) ? Will she try and up my dosage ? Do you guys have any idea what she’ll do ?
Thank you in advance for your answers :)
Hello everyone :)
So I’ve been diagnosed and my treatment have failed to work … my rheumatologist evoked the possibility of getting me on bio therapy . I’m kind of scared of what my life might look like during the treatment …. I’m not really looking for people explaining what a biotherapy is , but more for people telling me what life is like when on this treatment .
Here are some questions I’m wondering about :
What kind of changes should I expect from it ?
Will I still be able to go to… read more
I am to have surgery for this implant on the 22 of oct..and I am nervous about the pain involved with it in addition to my back pain as they wont turn the device on till after I am healed. Any advise and experience welcome
So , I’m 19 and I’m in college . I keep meeting new people , and I always wonder how and when to tell them i have AS . I don’t want to bother them with all the details at once , so i stay elusive until they ask questions . Also , im scared as to when to tell a potential future romantic parter abt it . I just don’t want to sound either too dramatic or secretive about it , since I’m pretty open about it .
How and when do you tell people you have AS ?
Being newly diagnosed, explaining this disease is difficult and at times awkward. My parents especially don't understand (they're in their 80's, still doing phenomenally well), Mom thinks I'll heal up and get over it. I've always lived in a culture of pushing yourself to get the job done, that if you're too tired or hurt, you're weak, lazy, not strong enough mentally. I find myself frustrated at myself for those reasons but am learning to be ok with resting when I need to. But helping those in… read more
I just relocated from Fl to MO. Pain management is so different here. He has said I am a candidate. I know 2 people personally who have had one done calling it "life changing., the other said she can wait clean and cook again which is very difficult for me right now!
Does anyone remember seeing this, and can you lead me back to it?
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