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Background: My MRI scans, X-Ray were clear. I'm HLA-B27 negative. Have very mild scoliosis. I suspected AS due to chest and back pain each morning for about two years. Rheumy very sceptical due to scans.
At first appt with rheum consultant she prescribed Etorioxib for short time, to see how I responded. GP wasn't so sure as "this is a very strong drug." In the middle of a flare following a long bike ride (not good for the back!) last night I tried it for first time.
I woke up feeling great. It felt like the drug had really helped. Do people think this brings me closer to a diagnosis of any sort? Does it point definitively to my pain being inflammatory and in the spondylitis family?
Thanks in advance for your help
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