Hello everyone! I need some advice. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis and have a really hard time with anti-inflammatory meds. All of the nsaids that my Drs have given me to this point and the otc ones I've tried on my own have really done a nasty number on my stomach. So, today my new rheumatologist prescribed Celebrex for me saying that he has had some really good luck with it being better tolerated by patients with stomach issues like myself. We also discussed my possibly finally biting the… read more
Are you still stiff in hips, legs without meds?
I also have DDS,a couple back surgeries,was diagnosed with RA which I don't know about since I found out that I was diagnosed with AS...I have a "cage" between L4-L5 and I was informed that I have bone growth over it now and I was also told I need to have another back surgery...there are times when the Fibro and the AS both kick in that I have a really hard time with the pain...I have used Prednisone at 60mg per day, methotrexate only 16 mg a week, opioids, which I just quit again 40 mgs a day… read more
I was only diagnosed about a year and a half ago. My doctor wanted me to try Prednisone for 2 weeks tapering me off it in those two weeks to confirm I have AS. I gained 30 pounds in just two short weeks and now am really struggling to get it off. It has also made my body ache more since I am carrying the extra weight. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do? Thank you for the help!