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  • Seeking advice

    Hi, My boyfriend was diagnosed with A.S. quite a few years ago and im looking for advice on how to better manage his pain and progression.  He suffers alot with extreme pain and is finding it difficult to get any relief. Some doctors are unsure how to help because he also has a stomach condition...

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  • MRI on a good day?

    Hi. I've been getting lower back and hip pain on and off for a couple of years now. For the last few months it's been getting worse and waking me up in the very early morning, I can't turn over and am very stiff. As soon as I get up, it eases off and I maybe get a little pain during the day...

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  • Looking for advise on AS/ Spondylitis arthropathy

    Hi, recently I have been diagnosed with AS & potentially psoriatic arthritis. I'm 25 & as you can imagine heartbroken.  Drs want to start me on biological treatments. After Naproxen brought on lesions which they deemed guttate psoriasis. Now here's my concerns and worries... I'm...

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  • Cosentyx or Scapho in Ankylosing spondylitis

    I was advised scapho (secukinumab) By my rheumatologist . And i am on it since last 6 months and the results are better than remicade . Also its very cost effective if compared to other brands. Its just 15000 indian rupees or 240 usd for one vial. The best part about it is the side effects are very...

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  • Anybody been on Cosentyx ?

    And if so, plase supply some feedback. Also, is it true that remecade is the choice of drug for AS patients? I was on humera for a short spell and the results were not good so I went back on remecade. Eventually once  again  I would like to "try" something else, humera was not the...

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  • Tingling in legs and hands

    Hi I was diagnosed with AS 20 years ago and have had lots of aches pains etc... with it, a few weeks ag a had a virus which triggered pain and stiffness in left side lower back, this eased but progressed to pain down my left leg, now I have tingling in legs and feet, does anyone else experience this?...

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  • Looking for anyone experienced in treatment with Cosentyx

    Hello!  there is a relatively similar thread but I am hoping to reach anyone who has had or is currently using cosentyx for AS. I am 24 y/o female recently diagnosed and researching biologic options as I need to select one for treatment.  Due to the unique mechanism of action of cosentyx...

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  • Possible AS? Advice would be appreciated

    Hi, my name is Harmonie and I am 21, I have experienced joint pain all throughout my life. As a teen, it was growing pains, later, I think as diagnosed with celiac disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I have had many blood tests to rule out any type of arthritis or inflammation. My Doctor told mea...

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  • Ankylosing spondylitis - Humira

    Hi, I was diagnosed with Ankylosing spondylitis and Doctor advised me to take Humira which I have taken for 3 months. Then when I had my MRI the inflammation was reduced by 50%. Therefore Doctor asked me to continue this for another 6 months so it will go away. I need to know after this if I can stop...

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  • Please need help now

    I've had cortisone injections in my both knees 6-7 weeks ago . today i woke up with a swollen right knee. i expected that the injection's effect would last longer. i want to know is there a cortisone medication with a long term effect . 

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  • solutoin

    I'm suffering from plid problems. From the last three years. Problems on L4-L5. Where is the best way to make a good surgery or in any country. Please tell us how effective the salon is.

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  • Ankylosing spondylitis and stomach pain

    Hi.just wondering if anyone ever had stomach problems related to AS? I'm a male, 37. Been diagnosed with AS about 5 years ago. Now 3 weeks ago i've got a pain which right in the stomach area, where the breastbone ends. It feels like something stuck in there, like a dull pain. Its there all the...

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  • As and memory loss

    Hello I’m a 35 year old female who was just diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis.  On top of needing 2 hips and all of my joints / back being in constant pain I feel like I’m losing my mind.  I was incredibly sharp and I am forgetting everything now.  It’s effecting my life , everyone...

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  • What natural treatment helps with your AS Inflammation and pain?

    Hi all, I am newly diagnosed and new to this group. My rheumatolgist says I am in beginning stages of AS. MRI also shows I have fusion in my neck (C2, C3,C4,C5). I have decided to not take Humira or any other biologics. I am in search of a more natural AS remedy. Some nights it is hard to believe this...

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  • Any suggestions?

    Hi, I’m not sleeping due to pain. I have AS.  I was in a car accident last month and was hit very hard from behind. I have whiplash and a torn rotator cuff. My upper spine and right shoulder are keeping me up. I can’t get comfortable and it’s not improving.  It’s approximately my mid-thoracic...

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  • Can I rule out AS with an X-ray?

    Hi I'm 34 year old female that has been suffering with morning back pain for 8 years now. It started in my mid 20s in my lower back then the last 5 years or so it has been in the middle of my back behind my lungs/ bra strap area. I can't sleep for more than 5 hours without waking up from back...

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  • Left

    Anyone else have their partner walk out on them because they said  “I can’t do it anymore I can’t handle you being sick anymore it’s to hard”  This disease takes everything. 

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  • Has anyone felt they have built a tolerance to their biologic meds?

    I have been taking enbrel for over ten years now. When I first started taking it I almost felt like I was cured of my AS. The last few years I have been getting stiffer and my posture is getting worse. I have become more dependent on pain killers. Recently was diagnosed with latent tuberculosis after...

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  • I was diagnosed in November, i just wanted to know does anyone

    I was diagnosed a month ago, I'm not to sure how far its progressed but I've been getting pains in between my shoulder blades and just wanted to know if anyone has had the same problem. And if you all had some way to deal with it. Also would having someone step on my back have any bad effects.

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  • What foods are triggering flare ups?

    I have had AS for some time now but as I get older my flare ups are becoming increasingly more frequent. Can anyone please advise if there are any particular foods that they knowingly cause flare ups and what I should be staying away from eating?

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  • TAIL BONE PAIN

    Anyone having tail bone pain?  Has anyone received a steroid injection in their coccyx bone?  And if so, has it helped and for how long?  Can it be done in the doctor's office or does it have to be done in an hospital?  Thanks so much for any replies in advance.

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  • AS and sitting pain

    I was diagnosed with AS about a year ago. Since that time the sitting pain is so bad that i have to sit on a gelled-filled pillow that is made for surgical patients. I can only drive for about 20 minutes now without having to get out of the car and walk around to relieve the pain. Does anyone else have...

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  • spondylitis...Starting to get a First time father down.

    Hi, I have a bilateral L5 pars defect with a grade 1-2 listhesis. I have tried all different types of anti-inflammatories as well as injections. None have improved  my daily discomfort.  I am a 34 year old male, that's very active and work as a personal trainer. My discomfort has now become...

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  • Need help now

    hi everyone. I work in physical therapy as a PTA. I treat people for back pain every day but I am truly vexed. I woke up in the middle of the night about a week ago. My upper back was aching like hell. It went away throughout the day but for the next 3days, the pain at night would return. It had left...

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  • Humira-Ankyloses Spondylitis

    I was diagnosed with Ankyloses Spondylitis and I am on Humira now for 4 months. It is very costly here and I might struggle to continue on this as financially I am struggling. For one injection (1 month) I have to spend GBP 1,440 ($ 1,872). Can anyone let me know if there are any institutions or companies...

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  • Recliner chair

    Can anyone suggest a good recliner chair that offers the most comfort and adaptability please

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  • MRI results - can someone translate this to English please

    (The bits I write are what I'm confused with) Overall: back MRI revealed spinal and sacroilliac inflammation, in-keeping with an axial spondyloathropy. Hopeful NSAIDs help and make sure shes seen in clinic soon for further treatment options MRI spine whole  There are small areas of corner marrow...

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    AS and Physiotherapy

    I was diagnosed with AS in February. I just had my first physiotherapy appt. They did manual adjustments to my low back/ joints. Now im in more pain then ever. Has this ever happen to anyone else?

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