A.S. Face 0448: Emily Rouse


Hi I am 26yrs old and have AS. I live in NSW Australia. I was diagnosed in 2005. I’m currently having Remicade infusions and they are the only thing that has seemed to help along with morphine patches to numb the pain so I can function almost normally. I was lucky in the respect that I was diagnosed within a few years of my symptoms so that helped although it has taken about 6 years to get the as under control so i can work part time. Still struggling but so is everyone else. Just trying to stay strong. Xx


5 Responses to “A.S. Face 0448: Emily Rouse”

  1. Good luck Emily. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Hi Emily Rose, I am AS Face 0236 Paula Geerinck…I have just started Remicade Infusions, have only had two and have had quite a break in between due to chest infection and two rounds of antibiotics…I dont know whether or not to continue with the Remicade, as I was previously on Enbrel for 15months and it initially gave me a great boost and then wore off…I do have a lot of pain still and dont feel Im getting a lot from Remicade… Any advice greatly appreciated. Paula

  3. Hi I was taking enbrel for a while too. It was great in the beginning but as you said it does wear off after a while. This is the second time I’ve tried remicade and it has been a huge help. I would try it for at least six infusions by then you will definitely know if it’s working. Good luck with it all. Xx

  4. Dear Emily,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

  5. thats my wonderful sister right there. Your one of the strongest people I know! Love You!

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