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When is it time to try biologics?

When is it time to try biologics?

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

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I had 1 C6-7 fusion 2013 believed to be DDD from old injury. At 47 I quit my job the pain was so great. I started steriod injections until at 49 I could… read more

posted 3 months ago

Should i increase my gabapentin ???

Should i increase my gabapentin ???

I started on 9 tabs a day for nerve damage in my feet but as diabetes is under control i am now on 4 tabs a day with codiene as needed for my back, recently my back has got worse and i am waiting to see a pain nurse in october. Does gabapentin help with back pain ???

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I have every itise thier is arthritis bursitis ect plus fibro ortho scoliosis torn rotor cup nerve damge from back surgery
I cant get any meds they cut… read more

posted about 2 months ago

Pain meds

Pain meds

DR's not wanting to prescribe opioid for chronic pain

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I get from my PCP and he can only do 60 a month no matter what kind you get as far as it being norcos, precetts, Roxy's,. Most Pain management down here… read more

posted 4 months ago

Taboo: Endgame expectations

Taboo: Endgame expectations

As this disease progresses (deteriorated you) and family & friends don't understand you and therefore dont help you or help you less and less, and doctors decrease or stop treating you due to political cost effectiveness mandates...
Where do you see yourself? How do you see yourself physically? How do you see yourself coping? Are these your final days? What kinds of choices will you make?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I am also having a bad day 4 million ladies without a pension no money to live off
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO
THIS GOVERNMENT
ÙGHHHHHHHH

posted 4 months ago

What pain meds work the best for this condition

What pain meds work the best for this condition

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Dodson, my blood test didn't show inflammation either but then they didn't test me when I had a flare up and really bad sciatica it had gone off by the… read more

posted 13 days ago

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

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Sometimes the doctor doesn't even call back.

posted 25 days ago

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

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I know ya pain. I have bad curve in shoulders it’s almost when I look up only with eyes. Had 2 previous back sugery and now every disc from neck to… read more

posted about 2 months ago