A.S. Face 0329: Juanita Vela Jung

My name is Juanita and my son is Nico. We both have AS.
I Juanita Vela Jung 36, have been officially diagnosed for just over 5 years. I however have had the symptoms for several additional years in which I was misdiagnosed by several specialist. I was told had I not been misdiagnosed for so many years I would probably not be on the most aggressive medication today for AS.  In additional to AS I also have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. I am currently on Orencia infusions and Methotrexate. I take several pills daily which i really want to get off all together.  I am so thankful to have a group of people who truly understand. Thank you.

Texas United States of America

3 Responses to “A.S. Face 0329: Juanita Vela Jung”

  1. Hi Juanita like you I was misdiagnosed for many years & told the same as you that my A.S would not been as bad if I was diagnosed sooner & I to have Rhumatoid Arthritis & Osteoarthritis & take lots of tablets & your poor son with A.S as well as you & so young too well that is very sad but I wish you both the best of luck & hope your troubles are few from Peter F.O.A.S 0286.

  2. Dear Juanita,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. That is my goal in raising awareness to help people to receive earlier diagnoses and to help illimenate misdiagonses.
    Sincerely Cookie

    June 21, 2012 I am still trying to reach you to send you The Faces of AS Band

  3. What a beautiful picture of you and your son. He looks alot like you. Thank you for sharing your story Juanita. Welcome ❤
    (face 199)

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