A.S. Face 0613: Angela

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My name is Angela  I’m from  CA and was diagnosed with AS in October of 2012. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia first but never really believed that’s what I had I still don’t even know if I believe I have AS. My blood work is not consistent with AS but my Rheumatologist is going off of my x-rays and my SED rate is always really high. It’s all very confusing but the one thing I know for sure is I am always in pain from my back, hips, elbows, shoulders, hands, wrist, fingers, knees, neck pretty much all over. LOL! I am strong, optimistic and independent so I work really hard not to let my AS get the best of me. I have an amazing husband who loves me through &  through and takes really good care of me along with two boys 12 & 16. I have been battling these issues consistently since 2009 but off and on over the last 10-12 years. Right now I am waiting to start the self injections on Humira as well as going to a gluten and sugar free diet (as much as I can). Wish me luck! I pray good health for each and every one of you! Thanks for letting me share.

California, United States of America


7 Responses to “A.S. Face 0613: Angela”

  1. The Spondylitis Association of America http://www.spondylitis.org just put out a new issue of the Spondylitis Plus Magazine that discusses blood work that is negative for the gene and misc information such as you mentioned. It may help you believe your DX
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Good Morning Jacquie, Sorry for the late reply I actually didn’t know there were comments on my page. Thank you for sharing I did go back and read the article from Spondylitis Plus Magazine, very interesting read. I am getting ready to have new x-rays to compare my originals so I’m looking forward to see if anything has changed, good or bad. 🙂

  2. Dear Angela,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

    • Cookie….where do I start. First let me say thank you so much for your caring, compassion and dedication to this website, and continuing to make a way for all who have been effected by AS. For allowing us to share there story and trials with others who can relate. Your efforts and hard work is truly commendable and greatly appreciated. I did receive the bracelet and it is always with me. ❤ So thank you again for everything, I wish you nothing but the best today and always. 🙂

  3. Angela: I hear more and more about gluten-free diets. Is this helping you? I am reluctant to give up my favorite things–pasta and bread!!! Please let me know how you are doing, and welcome aboard!
    Stephania, Face #445

    • Good Morning Stephanie, Terribly sorry for the late response, I was not aware that I had comments on this page. The gluten free diet was not successful for me, it did not help relieve any of my issues, so I am back to eating what I want on a healthier subconscious scale. If that makes any sense at all. 🙂 Hope things are going well for you.

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