A.S. Face 0822: Christopher Pressler

Face 822

I was diagnosed with A. S. about 8 years ago, but had always had joint pain since I was about 25. I have been on almost every med there is to fight A. S. including Remicade, Embrel, Humira, Methotrexate, plaquenil, you name it I have had it. Nothing seems to work well for me and I kept getting pneumonia and being hospitalized. the last time I was in the hospital for 17 days. My Rheumatologist has taken of all meds except Plaqquenil. She had also put me on Gabapintin which is an anti-seizure medicine that blocks the nerve impulse to the brain. Gabapintin has worked better than any pain medicine I have take. There is still pain at times but the pain I do have for the most part is bearable. I love my Rheumy, she has been so caring during my trials with different meds and she takes the time to listen.  I continue to work in law enforcement, but fortunately I now work out of an office as a Lieutenant. I have found that the best way to keep moving, Is to keep moving. I walk every day and try to exercise as much as I can. Sure some days I can’t, but I get back up as soon as I can. I will not let this disease beat me! Houston area,

Texas, United States of America

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2 Responses to “A.S. Face 0822: Christopher Pressler”

  1. Dear Christopher,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

  2. So true, Christopher, we cannot allow this disease to overcome us… Loved your story…

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