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Ankylosing Spondylitis Medications

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Comment from: DogDogDog, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 24

I have been taking Humira and meloxicam for almost a year. I wasn't diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis until recently when I developed Iritis in my right eye. Up until recently Humira has worked great, but I had a relapse last week and all my symptoms came back hard. I'm seeing my rheumatologist next week talk about replacing or adding another medication to the regimen.

Comment from: angela, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 07

The year 2016 was an awful year, with permanent neck pain, stiffness and headaches, and the end of a long period of iritis from 2015. Cortisone injections worked for back, but only 2 weeks relief for neck. I am taking amitriptyline, Panadeine and Celebrex for pain, but nothing works well for my ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and much of the time I feel as though I have only half a brain, especially in the morning. I am better by late afternoon and evening. I have never had such a long flare-up since it was diagnosed when I was 30. The amitriptyline helps with depression, but not much else! All I want to do is sit and read, as I always feel exhausted. I have a pool, but swimming is so painful, that I cannot be bothered. Yes, that is one of the worst things about AS; lack of energy, pain, and feeling one cannot be bothered. So much cortisone has made my skin very thin, and there are horrible red bruises on my arms and legs, so I don't want to go out much. I wish I could be more positive, and give help to other sufferers.

Comment from: Kracker, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 20

The only thing that touches my pain from ankylosing spondylitis are opioids. Without them my life is horrible. Please stop pandering to the FDA and include them as an option for pain. I have tried antidepressants and medical marijuana and neither do a thing for me. NSAIDs and steroids do nothing also and I have had enough injections and prednisone to kill an elephant.

Comment from: Ron, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 28

I am taking Celebrex 200 mg daily for my ankylosing spondylitis and it seems to work slightly.

Comment from: Harry, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: April 20

I have 7 vertebrae fused in neck and spine. The only treatment that gave relief was spinal injections. The doctors did not call my problem ankylosing spondylitis, but from what I read in this article that is what I have.

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