after the last 2 years of pain, going through all type of pills that didnt work, having nerve blocks that didnt work, seeing docs that just ignored me when i kept saying "i hurt bad". The kind of hurt you volunteer to undergo any surgery or test to make it go away!
I found a RA specialist in El Paso TX. Never thought AS to be the problem, never even heard of AS. I was sent to her when a blood test showed some abnormality in RA factors.. I met Dr Karen Smith and she did a full bloodwork and put me on methotrexate. the pain is still there, but nothing like it was.. I had the pain at night and in the mornings that i feared going to bed.. She sat me down and talked over my options and long term treatment.. She even explained how i could have triggered it to start..
thank you dr. smith
I personally think doctors should get a refresher on arthritis, all the doctors i saw and none of them saw the signs.. I was in the doctors office every month begging for help..