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Info Please

Info Please

I'm 73 yo female healthy all of my life until my legs started aching and back pain became regular. I was recently dx'ed with SA. I have just started Humira. Also take methotrexate and prefnisone. At the the same time have come to need hip replacement. Having these 2 together, it's hard to separate which pain is from which ailment. My muscles are constantly aching, especially my legs. Getting into bed is a nightmare. I'm walking with a cane or in a wheelchair. I feel devastated, crying a lot and… read more

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I find it is very hard to determine what is and what is not caused by the SA. My hips and lower back ache all the time. I did not tolerate Methotrexate and Prednisone makes me blow up like a toad. (Also tried Lyrica which did the same thing). I've had both knees replaced and was just diagnosed with 3 stress fractures in my right foot. I'm 67. I'm hoping you will feel some relief with the Humira. Keep us updated because I know it doesn't work over night.

posted 9 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Dear, Info Please, sorry you are having so much pain, hard to know where it is coming from, but for the deep achiness you mentioned, I get relief from using an electric blanket or heating pad depending on where it hurts. An hour wrapped in an electric blanket and just relaxing can make the world of difference for that aching all over feeling. I do this early am's and again by late afternoons, my two worst times of day when I'm the stiffest and in pain. That's also when I take my meds and just rest for an hour. The rest of the day is more bearable when I claim those two hours to myself to address my pain. good luck to you!

posted 7 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Dotty, BTW, thought I'd share my fix for RLS with you. My rheumy prescribed Baclofen 10 mg at bedtime for the RLS. Haven't had it since, and no other side effects! Ask your doc if you can try it!

posted 7 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

It is very hard to separate the pain issues. Mine are about the same as yours plus restless legs.
I had a total hip replacement about a year and a half ago. It has helped, still have pain at times but now I can figure out what is causing it.
Good luck😊

posted 7 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I am sorry, I don't have SA, so I am of no help.
@A MySpondylitisTeam Member

posted 9 months ago
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