I have been diagnosed with ankylosing, my rhemotologist is recommending Intravenous (IV) Treatement. I would like to meet someone who has expierienced this treatment. Also if you have had this treatment with any other diagnoses
I am scheduled to have a C3-C6 laminectomy with nerve root compression next week and I'm a bit anxious. Has anyone had this and did it relieve your neck/shoulder pain? I had an epidural two months ago and it helped some but still losing function of my right arm due to pain. Any feedback is appreciated!
I have had two back surgeries and have rods and artificial disks in my back. The surgeon who did my surgeries said that I needed the surgeries because my spine and disks had deteriorated. I had one surgery in 2014 and the second in 2018. After the second surgery my pain has gotten a lot worse, and I am in pain all the time. I can't stand in one spot more than 15 mins. because it feels like my lower back is crumbling. I can only walk a short distance, in a area that has level floors, can't stand… read more
My right leg especially is an issue with nerve pain. I took med for a while but it just took the edge off the pain for a short time. If you do have nerve issues due to Spondylitis what, if anything helps?
Does anyone find that their fatigue and pain are worse during their periods?
So , I’ve been diagnosed relatively recently , and my rheumatologist tried to get me on anti inflammatories , but it has failed to work . I’m wondering abt what the next step in my treatment might be . She alluded to bio therapy , but will she put that in place right away ( it’s the 2 nd time I see her ) ? Will she try and up my dosage ? Do you guys have any idea what she’ll do ?
Thank you in advance for your answers :)
Hello everyone :)
So I’ve been diagnosed and my treatment have failed to work … my rheumatologist evoked the possibility of getting me on bio therapy . I’m kind of scared of what my life might look like during the treatment …. I’m not really looking for people explaining what a biotherapy is , but more for people telling me what life is like when on this treatment .
Here are some questions I’m wondering about :
What kind of changes should I expect from it ?
Will I still be able to go to… read more
I am to have surgery for this implant on the 22 of oct..and I am nervous about the pain involved with it in addition to my back pain as they wont turn the device on till after I am healed. Any advise and experience welcome
So , I’m 19 and I’m in college . I keep meeting new people , and I always wonder how and when to tell them i have AS . I don’t want to bother them with all the details at once , so i stay elusive until they ask questions . Also , im scared as to when to tell a potential future romantic parter abt it . I just don’t want to sound either too dramatic or secretive about it , since I’m pretty open about it .
How and when do you tell people you have AS ?
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