A.S. Face 1920: Lissa Armstrong

I was diagnosed with AS in March or 2017

Texas, United States of America

2 Responses to “A.S. Face 1920: Lissa Armstrong”

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

    • Thank you! It was a long road of pain and suffering before we were able to come to a diagnosis! I was first seen by a orthopedic surgeon that saw mechanical damage but it didn’t explain all the pain and other symptoms I was having, he decided along with my pain management Dr to refer me to a Rheumatologist in which after blood work Imaging and symptoms she was able to come to a diagnosis of AS along with several other autoimmune diseases. As hard as it was/is I am thankful that she was able to quickly determine what was wrong and start treatment to slow the progression. I know that some people go Years and Years with out getting answers and and for the quick diagnosis I feel blessed that my Dr. Did not think just because I am a female that it could not be Ankylosing Spondolitis! For all those still trying to get answers keep pushing and don’t stop fighting for answers! We can do this together with the support of each other! Xoxo

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