Morphine and ankylosing spondylitus

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Hi all

So I've been diagnosed with a.s for 15 years I've done to many nsaid anti inflammatory s pain killers etc. I've been told by my rhumi that there's nothing else to be done.so I'm currently on nambumatone (anti inflammatory) and morphine.at my yearly check up I explained that from the waist down I'm flaring up all the time swollen knees and my groin is really painful.he told me that the morphine has helped my back but as I've been taking it for awhile its doubtful it will change the pain from the waist down. Has anyone else suffered from this

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    Have they not tried the biologics, Humira etc? 

    Seems strange if they haven't done that but gone to morphine instead.

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    Have you tried biologics? Steroids? Methotrexate? 
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      They only give me steroids now when if I'm in a really bad state. methotrexate I started having g problems with my liver so I had to come off.

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      Hi emm2

      I have issues with swelling of the joints and took years for the meds to control the condition. I was on a very high dose of methotrexate which like you cause issues with my liver. They decided to reduce methotrexate to 10mg and introduce humera as a 2 weekly injection ( don't worry you can have this administered other ways).

      WOW what a difference ok I still couldn't work but it brought my condition under control for first time in 10 years.

      So worth asking the question of your specialist team may help.

      Hope your able to get something sorted soon.?

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      I'm glad you have something that works its nice to hear someone getting help. unfortunately I was on the lower dose of methotrexate so they won't put me back on it.i be had the infusions, humira and the other tnf's. All I get is there's nothing more I can do we will see you in a year.

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