A.S. Face 1388: Becci Wendler
My name is Becci Wendler and I was diagnosed with AS and RA just last month. This diagnosis has been a long time coming as I started having pain and stiffness at just 14 years old. I am now 29. For years my symptoms were dismissed as growing pains. When I joined the Army I was told my pain was due to all of our training. In 2006 I was misdiagnosed as having Fibromyalgia. My problems were subsequently dismissed by the military. Since my pregnancy in 2013 my symptoms have suddenly become substantially worse. I finally saw a new primary care doc who was willing to hear me out and refer me to a rheumatologist who diagnosed me with AS and RA. I started Humira injections 2 weeks ago and I am praying to finally see some relief from this miserable disease.
Texas, United States of America