Posted 12/11/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -7)
Because this pain in my hips and back is almost unbearable. Not sure if you remember my other post about being confused as to whether I could have arthritis or not. But anyway, the doc didn't refer me to a rheumy yet because she wants to try and control the pain first. She said I have Sacroiliitis and I go in on the 20th for steroid injections or a consult (not sure what he's gonna do - this is my first appt with the pain doc) plus she gave me Skelaxin to help control the muscle spasms. I asked her if I could have AS or some sort of arthritis and she just nodded her head - said it was possible because of my Uc, wrote something down, and felt my SI joints (which made me jump out of my skin when she pressed!). So anyway, here is my question......how many of you who have AS was told they have Sacroiliitis first? I read that Sacro. can be a sign of AS, is that true? Has anyone has steroid shots to help with the pain and if so, how long did you find relief for?