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
I cannot sit for any length of time without struggling to get up due to it being so sore.
Ive been told to do pelvic floor exercises but this also really hurts.my coccyx.
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
I have spondelosisthesis a grade 1,the other complication I have is related to my left hip. One consultant went from diagnosing spondelosisthesis to saying I need a new hip, which will make your back worst but I can't treat that? I just knew in my gutt this was incorrect. I had a second opinion, from another consultant. My symptoms are apart from the lower back pain, are that I can hardly walk due to the pain and restriction in my left… read more
40 year old male diagnosed this year but likely have had it for 20 years.
Xrays show fusion in T3 (among other areas). I have pain daily and stiffness. Doctors categorize as severe. Inflammation markers are high.
1- multiple NSAIDS which I know are not sustainable and also didn’t sit well with stomach
2- regular gym, massage, stretching - this helps
3- no starch diet for 3 months (not sure yet if this is helping)
Doctors have all recommended I go straight to… read more
I was diagnosed with non-radiographic axSpa a few months ago. I’ve tried several NSAIDs, PT over the years, exercise, prednisone, injections etc., all of which have helped some, but I am still having pain.
The rheumatologist wants me to try 4 weeks of prednisone again, along with Tramadol, to see if that will help. When I mentioned concerns about progression, he said that I shouldn’t worry about it - but that Enbrel might be an option if I would like to try it.
I appreciate all… read more