Hello, I am a new member looking for some advice about Ankylosing Spondylitis which I was diagnosed with 2 1/2 years ago. I am taking Embrel and Methotrexate along with the usually pain medication Hydrocodine.
I am also on Gabapentin & Tramadol for my neck pain.
I am a very active business owner who also walks and swims. The last two months I have been so fatigued I do not want to do anything. I am not always in severe pain however my doctor tells me that this fatigue is a cycle and should pass. He calms that just because I am not in severe pain does not mean my body is not going through something with this disease. I have just gone to the doctor to review my latest test results and "all" came out fine. What I have found is that if I take my pain medication I am fine for about 1-2 hours however, I do not want to live on pain medication.
I would like to know if anyone else has this same issue with severe fatigue and what have you done about it?
I would also like to say that I respect each and everyone of you who have this disease and lead as normal of a life as you can.
Thank you for your support