I live in constant pain and have for years. I wake up in pain...everything causes pain. Exercise actually helps.
I also take a pain killer in the am so I can get out of bed.
Ive tried everything from Gabapentin to acupuncture to opiods. All help some...but not that much.
My rhuemy knows of the spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, bony islands, RA but not AS. I'm in a flare right now...the pain was just in my back but it has wrapped around my rib cage. When I breathe in deeply my spine cracks, should I be concerned about that? I'm using heat and ice as well as small pieces of oxy and Advil.
I also have fibromyalgia and barretts oesophagus therefore cant take ibrufen. Is there anything else that would help.i have no quality of life.
I thought advil and the generics were bad to use on my dpine surhgies, mainly the fusions areas of my surgery. Is that true , at least most cases?
Doctors giving conflicting info and one GI extreme to the next constant pain and energy are getting rough into week 3 like this. Trying to stay strong. Thanks for any support or tips!
Fasting helps me the most. Kills harmful gut bugs and yeast deader than a hammer. I starve em out.
Anyone have success with minimally invasive surgery on their spine
My disease is progressing and I can not tolerate most narcotic pain medications. Really don't want to take medication that make feel out of it I take flexeril at night with extra strength Tylenol and one Advil. I wake up 4 to 6 hours so stiff and in pain I can't sleep. Tired of the fatigue and pain. Tried physical therapy, stretching, dry needling, pool therapy, epidurals and oral Prednisone. Looking for relief. My husband's… read more
Did Duloxetine help your pain? Just wondering. I'm on it and I feel like it helps more than any other med I've been on. I still struggle with pain every day though.
Does anyone know what is available out there for pain that isn't a NSAID since I can't take them because of my Crohn's disease and that I'm on a blood thinner and Tylenol doesn't help with any of the pain?
I’d like to ask if anyone has ever seen a chiropractor for pain associated with AS? I’ve been to one 3 times now. My cervical spine is so stiff & has worsen over the last year & a half. I don’t have the natural curve in my neck, so my neurosurgeon suggested having massages, which has lead to adjustments at my chiropractor. Before I go further with him, should I be allowing him to pop or adjust my neck?? Any feedback is greatly appreciated!