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Jump to new posts Re: Biologics and fever by GardenGnome @ Today at 04:56 PM

My doc will either say don't worry or go to the emergency if its above 38. They also say avoid emergency rooms at all costs if you can. I just feel stuck. I really wish they could call my pharamacy and order antibiotics or anti virals for me when thi
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Jump to new posts Re: Why is inflammation so hard to manage by Swan @ Today at 02:11 PM

Thanks everyone. I'm actually a pretty positive person. I just get a little overwhelmed with multiple medical issues all happening at once: Prednisone, injections last Tuesday, sinus surgery yesterday (that is sinus surgery #8), a knee surgery in the
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Jump to new posts Re: New revolutionary type of medicines may be coming by SouthernMoss @ Today at 10:30 AM

Interesting stuff!
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Jump to new posts Re: Spondylitis Symptoms - List Your Symptoms Here by apple012345 @ Yesterday at 05:26 PM

The uncomfortable leg sensations start or become worse when you're sitting, lying down, or trying to relax.
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Jump to new posts Re: What do you think?? by WhiteCell @ Yesterday at 10:25 AM

You have classic symptoms of arthritis and specifically AS. Find a highly respected Rheum or two. Many of us were undiagnosed for years and many doctors don't know how to diagnose the complex set of signs and symptoms. Stiffness, decreasing mobility,
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Jump to new posts Re: Anyone just take ibuprofen only? by WhiteCell @ Yesterday at 10:23 AM

Many of us tried many non steroidal anti inflammatory medications like ibuprofen. As a nurse I can let you know that many bleeding episodes from stomachs occur due to it's use and overuse.
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Jump to new posts Re: Newly Diagnosed... already nearly 90% fused by Banana @ Yesterday at 09:50 AM

Very sorry, Humira should help a lot esp with pain and inflammation. I recommend you have to heart checked because the inflammation can damage other organs, like heart,kidneys etc. Michael Smith had rapid fusing but it happened because doctor recomm
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Jump to new posts Re: SO Confused by Lewis23 @ 08/15/17 12:07 PM

Hey Wild25husky, Welcome back. Sorry to hear you are experiencing pain and frustration. I am going to echo what Nicole said, that no two people have the same type of disease and it varies a lot. I've probably had this since I was 12 years old (now 3
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Jump to new posts Re: Almost done with testing by Winston @ 08/15/17 07:38 AM

Some rheumies just prefer to do it with and without contrast. They would almost always do both, not just with contrast. Sorry if my prior post was unclear on that point. I wouldn't push that issue. It's good that you got the MRI approved at all given
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Jump to new posts Re: AS to DISH to AS - An Odd Journey by schoonerj @ 08/14/17 02:34 PM

Sounds familiar. I just started my journey this spring, so the timeline is shorter. I have been having issues for years and finally started to get answers. X-rays show syndesmophytes, bridging osteophytes, osteophyte complexes and my Ortho says it lo
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Jump to new posts Re: New Hip soon......... by SouthernMoss @ 08/13/17 08:53 PM

I'm sorry Ken. Praying that things improve quickly.
General Message Board for Ankylosing Spondylitis and Related Diseases
That sounds like what happened to me with Humira. I had been on Enbrel for several years, but with increasing pain, so doc suggested a switch to Humira. I got big, red, itchy patch around the injection the first time I used it. We opted to go back
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Jump to new posts Re: Fever type of feeling? by RAHMBA @ 08/12/17 03:22 PM

I cope by finding a way to do the things I value. Somehow, someway. Sometimes I skip things of low value. For me, it's constant balancing act. Hope you figure out the fever issue quickly.
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Jump to new posts Re: Starting humira by Windguy @ 08/12/17 11:59 AM

I'm in my third week. Possible improvement in thoracic/cervical area. That could also be from the Cymbalta (PTSD/Depression). One definite response from the Humira has been bowel improvement. I never thought I IBS, but wasn't normal - for a long
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Jump to new posts Re: Rheumatologist in eastern Mass / Boston area? by Nicole_B @ 08/11/17 12:23 PM

(For the record, I have had a good response to NSAIDs, but have no elevated ESR/CRP, and x-ray of upper back was 'unremarkable' and MRI of lumbar area showed only a mildly bulging disc and mild stenosis -- one doctor thinks the disc explains everythi