Spondylitis

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I have As and my symptoms seem to be getting worse my question is does anyone else experience worsening memory as time goes on?

I have As and my symptoms seem to be getting worse my question is does anyone else experience worsening memory as time goes on?

Also maybe finding it harder to come across words?

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A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I was feeling that I was in the early stages of dementia since reading everyone’s responses I am now looking at my condition in a different way.

posted 17 days ago
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Has a "professional" eg, Dr. surgeon, specialist ever doubted your pain? Looked at yu like you are crazy or a drug seeker?

Has a "professional" eg, Dr. surgeon, specialist ever doubted your pain? Looked at yu like you are crazy or a drug seeker?

I started symptoms when I was 16, chiropractors and more chiropractors until my early 30's and I quit. Diagnosed at 43 :'( Two spinal fusion surgeries, 70% curve in my l 4, l 5 and because I walked around with a fractured screw for over a year after my first surgery that caused 6 discs to rupture which were caged in my second surgery along with rods, bigger now :/ pins screws etc etc etc, instead… read more

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A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

@A MySpondylitisTeam Member Lowman
Yeah I can't see why anyone would take some of these meds if they didn't have any pain, the side effects for a start… read more

posted 27 days ago
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Bit embarrassing, but...

Bit embarrassing, but...

Is anyone bowel incontinent? I have started leaking out poo and I don't know it's there until I go to the loo and I, well, smell it! My GP is treating me for severe impacting, so I'm on Laxido, was on Lactulose but it didn't do the trick . But, since taking it (started last Friday) twice daily, from Monday this week, several times a day, there is always some poo (and I mean several wipes worth, we're going through loo roll at a rate of knots ) sometimes quite a bit on my… read more

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A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Yep, I'm totally with you @A MySpondylitisTeam Member. I used to go to Sunday school as a child (Methodist), then as an 11 year old, decided that I… read more

posted 2 days ago
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What pain meds work the best for this condition

What pain meds work the best for this condition

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A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Kayz99,
Uvetis affects a majority (myself included) of AS people. It can be very painful and not addressed by an Opthamologist and treatment (steroid… read more

posted about 1 month ago
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I have been calling more often over the last few months. I avoid the ER because I tend to be treated like an drug addict. Any one tx so?

I have been calling more often over the last few months. I avoid the ER because I tend to be treated like an drug addict. Any one tx so?

I have a spinal fusion, spinal cord stimulator, and I am in pain management program but they do not have urgent appoints and will not adjust meds between appointments so they tell be to go to the ER but the ER staff treat me like an addict. I currently have a hugh bruise going across my back and hip from a fall 2 days ago and am in terrible pain. Any one else running into these… read more

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A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Unfortunately unless your situation is a life or death matter the ER is more concerned with keeping their licenses and not going to jail then treating… read more

posted 2 months ago
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Exercise: Yes or No?

Exercise: Yes or No?

Do you find exercise helps with your illness'? I have PsA, Fibromyalgia and Severe Asthma- just to name a few. My husband thinks I need to start exercising, but I disagree. Walking takes a toll on me. Moving around hurts, even more. I don't think he understands the depth of my conditions. When a doctor (pain management) says they are sorry and there is nothing they can do for you, you would think....it's bad, really bad. I try to walk at least 500 steps daily. Some days are better than others.… read more

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A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Yes. You have to watch what you eat too
Sugar and too much carb and breads makes me acidic
I wouldn’t drink for awhile and then drink k then my BP… read more

posted 5 days ago
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I forget things

I forget things

I seem to forget things alot of the time, can be talking and forget a word and ans be thrown then forget what I am talking about. Anyone else get this AS

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A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

@A MySpondylitisTeam Member

I knew what you meant dear you are right, and I prefer the same. I'm not easily offended by what people say or think, to… read more

posted about 2 months ago
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Can spondylitis in the spine cause neck pain and hand numbness?

Can spondylitis in the spine cause neck pain and hand numbness?

Recently I've been having neck pain, which feels stiff and my hands sometimes feel a little numb or like I'm getting pins and needles. My arms are fine it's just my neck and hands. Could anyone please tell me if this is related to the spondylitis in my spine? Many thanks.

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A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

You need to see a board certified rheumatologist. This site isn't for diagnoses.

posted 5 months ago
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Neurontin

Neurontin

I was prescribed Gabapentin, was ok taking one pill a night, but when I took one at night and one in the morning I got angry, cried a lot and was thinking suicidal thoughts. So I called my pcp up and told him. He still wanted me to take one at night! I refused.it wasnt helping me anyway. Should I try it again?

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A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Although I got relief from Neurontin (12 daily, dose) I had extreme swelling from fluid retention. I was switched to Gabapentin with same problem but… read more

posted 3 months ago
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