I have AS and the last couple of days I can't even push my vacuum around. I'm trying to do laundry today. My rheumy started me on sulfasalazine 500mg's 2x a day. I've been on it for about a week or so. I'm not noticing a change. However, patience is not one of my virtues. I've had ice on it, my tens unit on it for several hours and then bengay. Does anyone know how long it takes before it works?
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, bi-polar, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, sleep apnea
RX: synthroid, estradiol, cymbalta, geodon, lamictal, inderal la, klonopin, seroquel, imiprimine, aspirin, (relpax, phenergan, esgic plus PRN for migraine)
Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006