A.S. Face 1263: Ömer Kaygyn

Face 1263

my name is Omer Kaygin.46 years old and living in Turkey.

i have Ankylosing Spondylitis since 16 years.
my first diagnonis was 1998,after HLA B27+ antigen tissue test results.

first times i didnt noticed what happened to me,all i knew that its was just a rheumatic disease.

but right next year i figured out that something horrible thing found me to pluck me out of life.

i couldnt walk,i couldnt sleep.dress up or bath was like torture.even i couldnt wear my socks sometimes.

than i lost my job,my career,social life and my relationship in a year.moved back to mum’s house and take refuge in my family’s care.
pain was killing me.i couldnt turn to my other side in bed because of pain.even i scared to sneeze and cough because my rib cage was like

explode.then i started to use non-steroid drugs and pain killers.but never enough.
i’ve been living this way for ten years aprox.i tried to keep stabile my health with NSAİ,exercises and swimming.i think i succeed that as far as

i can.

than i met anti TNF drugs at 2010 and started Etanercept.but i couldnt use long time because of allergic reactions.and quit.

doctors changed it with Adalimumab and WORKED 🙂

i am saying that with happiness because i really feel good now.

all tiredness mostly gone.i started to walk easily.bath is no more torture for me and most important thing is..i started sleep well.

at least i am not wake up and turn my other side in bed every single hour because of pain and stiffness anymore.

but unfortunately i couldnt save my posture whatever i did.i lost my backbone’s shape a little 😦

still..thank god anyway and keep my hopes.there is no need to lose life energy no matter what.
i am happy to be here and met with you.

i wish perfectly healthy days without pain for all of you my friends..greetings from Turkey


Turkey, Asia

2 Responses to “A.S. Face 1263: Ömer Kaygyn”

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

  2. Welcome Omer, to our group! Sorry to hear of all your pain. I am so glad to hear that you have received a proper diagnosis and medications, though. Please know that there are many people within the group that care about you, and who know what you are going through!

    Greetings from Michigan, United States!

    Sincerely, Stephania (Face #445)

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