Hello my dear. Do you know what the 'Paddison Program' is? Have any of you tried it? ooooooooooooooooooooooooo Ahoj moji milý. Víte co je "Paddison Program"? Zkoušel ho někdo z Vás?
Good to know! Thanx for the info!! Have a good day...!!! Happy Memorial Day...🇺🇸
I’m new here but trying to understand this whole AS. I was recently diagnosed and my rheumatologist wants me to go on a biologic . I’m 39 and just nervous if the side effects especially bc it is along the lines of an immunosuppressant. I was moving towards the holistic approach with diet instead . Has anyone done that and had success?
I also have facet arthritis/bone spurs/nerve pain/cervical and lumber spondylosis/ sacroiliac pain all for which I am having nerve blocks or steroid injections. Diagnosed last year with Psoriatic arthritis and lupus. At this time I have been in pain over 30 years. Started in my 30’s now 60 and getting worse.
A good doctor should be able to see it with a regular x-ray if there is fusion. Or a MRI allows to assess the soft tissue and bone marrow involvement in case of inflammation.
I am going for a CT of the chest on Monday, I have what appears to be bone growth on my ribs according to ultrasound.
I also have shortness of breath on occasion.
My doctors thought it was anxiety, but I know it’s not. It comes randomly at rest mostly, or sometimes after coffee.
It feels like my rib cage is too tight around my lungs.
It sounds like fidgeting but it’s different. It’s from pain and not being able to stand or sit for any period of time. Stretching out my back, shoulders, ankles, hips. It’s most annoying when I’m trying to sit and have a conversation with family or friends. The itching and scratching from the Psoriasis must be a bonus for my audience 😭
Does anyone have a regular need to stretch and move (up down up down) throughout their day ?
I’ve been getting UTIs every month for almost a year. When I was younger I could work with the occasional one. Now I get very sick 4-5 days before getting the typical symptoms of burning, etc. At my age of 64 there’s a very real chance of getting septic from these. Anyway, I’m going to take a break from biologics and methotrexate for about 6 months. Seeing rheumatologist in 2 weeks to discuss it with him and I know he won’t like it. But I have to think about my body as a whole, not just AS. Any… read more
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I have had several x-rays and I have had a few MRI’s. All concluded that “no significant changes” they do list that there’s been bone degeneration and degenerative bone disease. My first X-Ray was done at a chiropractor’s office and it shown that a lot, I had one leg longer than the other, a pinched nerve in my right hip and so much damage to the left hip they referred me to an orthopedic doctor to assess if I needed a hip replacement. At that time the orthopedic specialist only seen me as he… read more
My x-ray results----i don't have the words to describe what my x-rays show. The things shown in my x-rays are overwhelming.
I have read many articles that suggest physical therapy as a component of an AS treatment plan.
My doctors have never suggested PT. I was an avid golfer in my past life. When I ask about returning to golf, in the future they do not respond. Granted, that currently I lack the energy and the ability to to retrieve my golf ball from the hole but when ask what my goals are, one is to play golf again.
Would PT help?