Patient Comments: Ankylosing Spondylitis - Treatments

What was the treatment for your ankylosing spondylitis?

Comment from: shoeb, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 18

My 5 month old baby suffers with seizures. He gets seizure for 15 minutes every 5th and 6th day. He is on medication like Eptoin, Gardenal, ibuprofen, and paracetamol. When he gets a seizure he flexes his limbs and has blinking or rolling eyes, and changes his facial expressions. In ultrasound scan finding doctor says his third ventricle is more prominent than normal. All his blood tests are normal.

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Comment from: mfink1982, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: March 08

I cannot find any relief for my ankylosing spondylitis. I have chronic pain all the time, and it is affecting my life drastically. The pain is unbearable. I lash out at the ones I love and have even considered hurting myself. The last doctor I saw told me he thought I was a drug seeker. I told him if he felt what I was feeling he'd be looking for something to help him out as well. He asked me to leave his office. That's our system, USD 300 month to get no help and your character assassinated.

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Comment from: hopingforthebest, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 04

I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) about 3 months ago and am currently working with my rheumatologist to find the best treatment. When I was a senior in high school I experienced excruciating pain in my back that would last about a week, about 2 times a year. This past year (senior in college) the pain came back but a little duller. One day I hurt my foot and then the pain never went away. It lasted about a month until I went to a podiatrist who did blood tests and found I was HLA-B27 plus. I have been on sulfasalazine, Celebrex and prednisone. The pain and swelling in my foot is now minimal but now I am experiencing pain in my hip and lower back. I'm meeting my rheumatologist in 3 weeks, hoping for the best.

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Comment from: Svyogini, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

The only thing that has helped me with ankylosing spondylitis is following the guidelines of both the Paleo diet and FODMAP diet. It works like magic. I go off of it and get leveled with pain.

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Comment from: martin1874, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 14

I am a 46 year old and have had ankylosing spondylitis for 25 years. No matter what I take my condition gets worse I have been given high levels of Oxycontin which I am now addicted to.

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Comment from: Susan, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 28

I was diagnosed in 2005 with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and ulcerative colitis. I removed all starch from my diet and I am pain free. I use diclofenac when running races (which I couldn't do before eliminating starch). I read a book on IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and low starch diet. Resounded with me so it might do for you.

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Comment from: Jan, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 07

I have been taking Lexapro, and doing stretching and cardio for my ankylosing spondylitis, I've been trying to avoid heavy drugs.

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