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What Symptoms Constitute A ‘flare’?

What Symptoms Constitute A ‘flare’?

I was diagnosed in 2016 with peripheral spondyloarthritis. My symptoms were mainly in my shoulders, knees, Achilles and fingers/toes
12 days ago I woke up with excruciating pain in my sacrum radiating across my low back and upper butt. Sometimes it shot into my groin and hips
I have spent the last 5 days flat in a recliner. I can’t get out if a sitting position or stand upright without horrendous pain. Rheumatologist worried it was a fracture so sent me ER. CT scan showed no fracture.… read more

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I am also on methotrexate and prednisone 5mg....lately my lower back, lumbar feels like stabbing knives. Terrible pain. I'm not aware of any meds to help other than the strong stuff which you have tried. I only use extra strength Tylenol. Wish there were a remedy for this killer!!! 😥😥😥

posted over 1 year ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

My mother went through years of pain and shots ..i will not do shots..I use 3 ibuprofen and 2 RAPID RELEASE TYLENOL..I do use voltaren creme and I'm allergic to prednisone steroids ..😘.I will not take opioids as I am a recovering addict however I do have break through of pain but I can and do function with 2 active teenagers ..it's not easy but I'm not going to let this disease own me....and yes definately invest in a mattress rest is very important

posted over 1 year ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I don't know how anyone can get pain relief from Tylenol. Its not an anti inflammatory med. My son who has our problem takes 2 Advil with 2 Tylenol every four hours and one muscle relaxer, Tizinidin. He still has some discomfort but the pain isn't unbearable.

posted over 1 year ago
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