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Spine Surgery

Spine Surgery

I am suppose to have surgery to fuse 4 vertebrae,this will be my first spine surgery and I'm am pretty nervous.anyone with any advice would be appreciated greatly.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Does any on know about this helping with RA ?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Sorry, I do not, best of luck to you.

posted 1 day ago

Has Anyone Had A Stimulator Done And What Was Your Experience. Has Anyone Have A Pain Pump And If So How Has It Worked For You

Has Anyone Had A Stimulator Done And What Was Your Experience. Has Anyone Have A Pain Pump And If So How Has It Worked For You

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I had a pain stimulator put in my back in 2019. It helped for a few months before it stopped helping the pain. The intern for Abbot (the manufacter of the stimulator) had to turn it up to level 3 (the… read more

posted 1 day ago

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Having a terrible few weeks ,missed my infusion due to being unwell 2 weeks ago, still poorly with upper respiratory tract infection ,its horrid I feel bad enough and now this ,its dragging on . Hope your all well as you can be today and I hope I improve soon

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

It can be so frustrating! The domino affect from needing to postpone an infusion is so much harder than it sounds. I'm sorry you are going through this right now. Hoping for a speedy recovery.

posted about 13 hours ago
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Which NSAID Has The Least Detrimental Effects On The Liver?

Which NSAID Has The Least Detrimental Effects On The Liver?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Seems like all of them have some effect. My doctor has me on meloxicam and 8 hour Tylenol.

posted 3 days ago

Does Anyone Get Swollen Feet ?

Does Anyone Get Swollen Feet ?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Yes! And I have heart issues as well. Seems like you can’t win for losing some days! I want to try to do things but have to have time to get my legs up.

posted 3 days ago

Has Anyone Experienced A Wearing Off Effect Following Success With Medications?

Has Anyone Experienced A Wearing Off Effect Following Success With Medications?

I was diagnosed with 'non radiographic' AS (although it's questionable about the NR b/c my doctor saw inflammation on the MRI, brought it to the attention of the radiologist who then agreed) and started with taking Piroxicam at night. Initially and for the first time in my life I woke up in the morning without pain. I then was prescribed Cimzea (the medication for NR AS). It's been close to a year and recently, I started having the same pain in the morning where it's difficult to straighten up… read more

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Thanks Diane. I saw a PT and actually had a negative experience (it could have been my fault). I was an athlete and always focused on weight lifting and was terrible with stretching. The PT was… read more

posted about 15 hours ago
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