Post Edited (Falling apart in TX) : 4/20/2009 11:12:31 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 4/20/2009 12:34:43 PM (GMT-6)
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy/Spinal Fusion(Lumbar)
60 mg. MS Contin 2Xdaily/15 mg. Oxycodone as needed
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin 1000mg. twice daily (so far)
Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 4/20/2009 1:33:34 PM (GMT-6)
Welcome to you Reverend you have came to a great place here.
I also have AS but not into a full stage 2 as of yet. It is a hideous disease in itself and many times it goes untreated,undiagnosed,and even misdiagnosed until we are much farther gone then should be.
I also have found there is NOT alot of info out there and far too many Docs recognize the term but also dont have alot of info for you.
I do have the lung and breathing thing associated with AS but since I am a smoker for years most Docs just blew that off and yes it was one of the first indications for me that something was wrong other then the low back pain and sciatica in my left leg.
I cannot answer your questions regarding the auto-immune drugs as I have choosen not to go that route just yet due to the mass amount of complicating factors involved in maintainig on those drugs as well as I would have to change alot of my meds that are working for me.
I do know that there is many drugs that can lead to diabetes though.
Glad to see you found a place to come to and you sure wont lack folks who understand pain here.
Hi everyone, having a slow cold stiff night with lots of cramps, just the usual really. I like your ideas on the medi alert thing for meds you should not be given and I am going to ask my doctor for more info about the meds that i take and what should not be taken with them and keep a record on me, well maybe not writen on me though. thanks.
I have found that I can not use the skin patches for medication as I get skin irratations from the sticky stuff, so I guess I have to stay with the pills for now.
Question, does anyone do tai chi exercises for help with AS or Ruematoid? and can you still stretch enough to do it? The more exersice I do I get Sorer.