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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:

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… read more

posted 6 days ago
Could Your Back Pain Be Caused by Spondyloarthritis? Read more >

Was Diagnosed With AS At 61 After Having Many Joint Surgeries And Back Injections For Over 12 Years.

Was Diagnosed With AS At 61 After Having Many Joint Surgeries And Back Injections For Over 12 Years.

I even saw a rheumatologist 13 years ago but he did not do a HBL-27 test. Having more and more joint problems now with both shoulders, wrists and weakness and pain in fingers. After 3 knee replacements, I still have pain and swelling in my knees. I have not read much about AS and knee replacements or thumb replacements. Is that an unusual occurrence? Plus, I am very disappointed in the majority of doctors I have seen through the years who didn’t seem to have a clue about AS.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I don’t know about knee replacements but luckily that could be done. Not so easy to get a new spine right?

posted 5 months ago

Use Of Humira

Use Of Humira

My doctor is planning on starting me on humira. I've read so many scary things about it. Are there other less toxic drugs that work just as well. The threat of lymphoma is daunting.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Definitely. Right now it feels like being between a rock and a hard place. All of these drugs seem scary, but necessary.

posted 2 months ago

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:

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… read more

posted 6 months ago

What Pain Meds Work The Best For This Condition

What Pain Meds Work The Best For This Condition

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Since I stopped having the flu jab every year, haven't had it the last two times, I have suddenly got much better and all the pain in my legs at night has gone. I'm sleeping all night and not waking… read more

posted 4 months ago

What Can I Take? I Am Allergic To Most Of The Meds Made To Help.

What Can I Take? I Am Allergic To Most Of The Meds Made To Help.

So far I have found out I am allergic to most of the biologics and with having Interstitial Cystitis I am unable to do methotrexate as I am not to have Folic Acid. The only one not tried yet is Otezla and due to some of the other meds, I am on I am not able to take it. I am at a loss and I am hurting too badly to even function.😭

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Aye, being on welfare makes it even harder to find a compassionate yet very knowledgeable specialist who is in the business for the actual oath they took when they studied ya know. To help people and… read more

posted 3 months ago

Does Anyone Have Experience Wiht Renflexis Infusion?

Does Anyone Have Experience Wiht Renflexis Infusion?

I have had reactions to Methotrexate and Humira. The doctor ordered Remicade but the insurance denied and instead said I had to do Renflexis. I start this week with the infusion after being off treatment since Feb. Wondering if anyone knew of side effects. Thanks in advance.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Because of all the pain I’m experiencing.

posted over 1 year ago

Nausea 🤢

Nausea 🤢

Anyone else who takes prescription NSAIDs daily find they’re getting bad nausea post-vax? I’ve had nausea ranging from mild to painful since the evening after my second dose (Monday). Maybe the medication is making a normal side effect worse?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Better now. I had the J&J 6 weeks ago. Probably having to go off the Methatrexate for 2 weeks before & after the shot increased my inflamation & fatigue. So only been back on it 2 weeks.

posted 3 months ago
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