Heel pain and Achilles tendon pain because of AS

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I just got diagnosed with AS after long time treatment (2 years) of heel pain and Achilles tendon pain with no relief. I got HLAB27 positive and doctor ask to take NSAID (Arcoxia 60mg) daily and Salazopyrine + Metroxate.

I started to take medicines for one month and still have lot of pain if stop taking medicine. I have no improvement at all.

Does anyone have similar symtoms and take such medicines. Should I turn to take biologic to get better?

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    Hi  there, I was diagnosed with AS last summer, however mine showed on MRI, I’m not HLA positive.  Funny enough I used to get weird feeling and pain in my Achilles but put it down to me breaking my ankle over 14 years ago.  I took naproxen however had stomach cramps, then doc prescribed me with arcoxia.. I didn’t feel it was affective as naproxen. 

    In December i started weekly Benepali injections and tbh I don’t recall having that weird feeling in Achilles, I feel injections are helping with the back pain.  I get weird shooting pains in diff parts of my body like someone is stabbing me, not sure if it’s the meds or just new symptoms with AS.  Wishing you well 

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      Hi Jojo. I dont know about Benepeni. Is that biologic? Then now are you still with Benepeni?

      For your new pain in other parts of body, I suppose that is the new symtom of AS. I also had same issue. The pain start in heel, achilles then move to shoulder and low back pain. But mostly pain is at heel.

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