A.S. Face 1629: Lynda

Face 1629

My name is Lynda. I am 47 years old.   I have had back pain for about 25 years. I went to a rheumatologist when I was about 30 and overweight his response was lose weight and you will be fine.

In the last three years  things got much worse. In  January  2014 I woke in the middle of the night with the most excruciating hip pain I have ever felt. Then in April gynecological issues with resulting full hysterectomy in July.  In April these golf ball sized lumps appeared on both tendons of my ankles. Walking was difficult and painful. I showed my family Dr with no response or investigation. After the July hysterectomy  I got worse (flair) could not get out of bed on my own or lift my arms above my head to shower. Still no feedback from family Dr.  I asked for  rheumatology referral.

Fast forward to appointment  October  2015. Diagnosed  with AS  with PsA. MRI and various steroid injections for enthesis helped my case.  Humira was started in November  with biweekly dosing, which was increased to weekly in January.

I was at the lowest I have ever been between life stressors and the pain  I was in a dark place. The humira has lessened the pain to tolerable for the most part. I wish someone would have listened sooner. Thank God for the rheumatologist who finally listened.

Alberta, Canada

One Response to “A.S. Face 1629: Lynda”

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

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