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The SPECIALIST'S OFFICE => Rheumatoid Arthritis (and its variants) => Topic started by: telafree on January 23, 2007, 09:24:09 AM

Title: Hey! You guys forgot A.S!
Post by: telafree on January 23, 2007, 09:24:09 AM
Hi There!

I'm new, but I had to say something about the fact that ankylosing spondylitis isn't mentioned in here! That is the disease I have that has presented itself in my peripherals along with the hips,spine,ribs and neck.

I just had my right patella pop out of the track to the right side and have been stuck dealing with this all over again. I had this same experience in 98 and ended up having a lateral release.

I just thought I'd pop in and mention A.S. since it's so similar to R.A that they even share the same medicines such as enbrel.

Take care!

Great forum

Tela
Title: Re: Hey! You guys forgot A.S!
Post by: baconbits on January 26, 2007, 12:19:43 AM
Hey Tela
I know you from another site ;D
There are 2 of us on this site that have AS, now 3.  We are a rarity ;)
Cindy
Title: Re: Hey! You guys forgot A.S!
Post by: Jaci on January 26, 2007, 03:27:29 AM
Hi there,

I'm the other ASer on this site.

Cindy and I hold the even rarer distinction of having both AS and AF (arthrofibrosis). How did we get so lucky?

Jaci
Title: Re: Hey! You guys forgot A.S!
Post by: baconbits on January 26, 2007, 01:53:16 PM
Hey there Jaci,
Good to see you still around.  It's lonely out here only the 2 of us.  I'm hoping Tela will have a better preview on knees and AS.  I do think that Arthrofibrosis is definately a huge problem with knee surgeries in patients with AS and I want all AS'ers to know it and be prepared before heading into any knee surgery.  I didn't have a clue when I ventured into all these surgeries 2 years ago and my hope is to help educate anyone with AS who has knee problems.
Cindy
Title: Re: Hey! You guys forgot A.S!
Post by: jbtncusa on January 28, 2010, 04:23:42 AM
new to this website. i too have a.s. diagnosed 6 years ago. main problem areas are hips, neck, shoulder and eyes. i fell 11/03/09 and fractured my patella so now i am dealing with that too. almost 90 days since the break and it still has not healed and now my os thinks arthritis may be setting in. not a fun scenario......
Title: Re: Hey! You guys forgot A.S!
Post by: Linds on March 04, 2010, 04:57:15 PM
Wow, totally shocked to see this here. I am in the process of hunting down a diagnosis, but it's looking like AS.  Auto immune runs in my family and the Bonescan I had in the fall suggests that AS is a very likely diagnosis. Waiting to see a Rheumy, as my Ortho was done when the Bonescan suggested enthesopathy (possibly AS).

I have Back pain, hip pain, knee pain, rib pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. 
Title: Re: Hey! You guys forgot A.S!
Post by: Linds on May 19, 2010, 07:46:42 PM
And it is.. AS.. :(
Title: Re: Hey! You guys forgot A.S!
Post by: karto on January 17, 2011, 05:56:10 AM
i have AS also. neck, chest, ribs, knees, hands, feet.

marvelous. and im 25.
Title: Re: Hey! You guys forgot A.S!
Post by: dorme on October 06, 2011, 03:23:44 PM
Hi! I'm new here and possibly have AS! I have been 'officially' diagnosed with Inflammatory Spondyloarthritis, but my Rheumy doesn't want to narrow it down until I am older, my symptoms run more like AS than anything else (Iritis, stiffness mostly occuring in the spine etc.) I'm 19, was 18 when I was diagnosed.

Courtenay.