I was diagnosed with AS four years ago! Have suffered pain since 20’s

Posted by ruth1942 @ruth1942, Jun 8 7:33pm

No doctor knew where my pain was coming from! RA, Fibromyalgia and many other diseases were given ! I took so many NSAIDs and destroyed my stomach and intestinal tract! Went to pain management with no relief! My Rheumatologist tested me about 4-5 years (blood) and found I have AS! I am now 81 y/o and have been taking Simponi Aria, an infusion every 8 weeks! I still have bad(more) and ok days! I sleep a lot more than normal!

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@ruth1942 Hello and welcome to Connect. I am including the Mayo information on Ankylosing Sponylitis here for those who may not know what you are referencing.


I'm sorry you're going through this as this is a difficult condition to manage. It is hard to be in pain all the time and for most of your life. I wanted you to know that you're not alone, and hope that it helps ease the stress a bit.

Do the infusions help you feel better?

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