A.S. Face 1547: Stacy

Face 1547

My name is Stacy from Pennsylvania.  It has been over 5 years that I have been dealing with issues consisting of severe pain affecting all joints, stiffness in my back, neck and wrists, numbness and tingling from my waist down. Over the past 2 months I have developed gastroparesis, severe headaches and optic neuritis. After all of these years in and out of doctors offices, ER visits, etc, I was finally diagnosed with an autoimmune disease with 3 different components. 1) Ankylosing Spondylitis 2) Reactive arthritis and 3) I have progressed to now having a neurological component  which isn’t explained by the previous 2. Now we wait for more of a workup to get more answers and start treatment in hopes to start feeling better!
Pennsylvania, United States of America

3 Responses to “A.S. Face 1547: Stacy”

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

  2. Take care Stacy. Read up on all the medicines you are prescribed and try swimming if you already don’t 🙂

  3. Optic neuritis? Oh my, that sounds awful. I have had iritis in both eyes but have not heard of your problem before as related to AS. Best of luck to you for all answers and best treatments! ~Tom #738

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