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Hello everyone! I am 21 years old and was diagnosed with AS 10 month ago, at first my doctor believed it to be a minor case of it since the pain wasn't too bad yet and there was only evidence of residual inflammation in my lower spine, nothing too serious yet. I left the country for four month for school and in that time the pain drastically increased and has continued to get worse since then.
When I got back in the country my doctor kept pushing my appointment despite knowing the increase in pain. When I finally saw him, he started me with Humira and after the third injection I realized I was allergic. He then started me on Cosentyx and after the first injection I could no longer continue using it because of my big fear of needles and the application of it is slightly different. I messaged and left message for my doctor multiple time and he did not get back to me, so i had to wait until my appointment 1 month later. And during these 10 months none of the pain medication I have taken has worked, and I have tried seven different ones, but my doctor continues to prescribe me the same ones but at higher doses and that have strong side affects for me despite knowing this.
Is this a normal route that doctors proceed with? He is a very nice doctor but there has not been any progress in terms of helping my pain, should I consider finding another doctor? I would love to see what you all think, I will really appreciate it.
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