A.S. Face 1222: Rebecca Aleshire

Face 1222

My name is Rebecca Aleshire and I am from North Royalton, Ohio. I have had chronic pain throughout my entire body since I was 16. When I was 17 I noticed a lot of my pain tended to be in my lower back and down into my hips. I went to numerous doctors, some who told me it was all in my head, some who accused me of seeking drugs, and some who refused to believe that someone so young could be in so much pain on a daily basis. I finally found my current rheumatologist who actually listened to me and I finally received a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia when I was 18. When I was 20, my rheumalogist also diagnosed me with Ankylosing Spondylitis. I am now getting ready to turn 24. My throacic and lumbar spine have started to curve to the right but so far I don’t show any fusion. There are still so many unknowns for me with this disease and chronic pain has become my normal. Your group on facebook has helped me to learn more about A.S. and has helped me to feel like I have a voice and I’ve finally found people who can understand what I’m going through. Thank you!
Ohio, United States of America

2 Responses to “A.S. Face 1222: Rebecca Aleshire”

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

  2. Ditch all dairy for a month and see how you feel.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: