A.S. Face 2032: Jackie

My name is Jackie, I am a 40 yr old mother of 2. I began having lower back and hip pain probably as far back as my teenage years. This pain continued adding neck pain, chronic fatigue, migraines and eventually wrist and knee pain. After multiple different doctors visits, steroid pills and injections, I was finally referred to a rheumatologist who after lots of blood work and a MRI of sacroiliac area I was diagnosed with AS. I have been on plaquenil, Prednisone, humira, enbrel, methotrexate and Cosentyx. Currently I am on methotrexate, plaquenil, and Cosentyx, which seems to be the best course so far. I am working full-time as a dental hygienist (which has it’s own pain issues due to  working position) I am utilizing a private trainer and my local gym 3-4 times a week. I have purchased a hot tub and a massage chair to help keep me out of extreme pain. Some days are better than others, I am very blessed to have very supportive friends and family that understand that some days I just can’t.

North Carolina, United States of America

One Response to “A.S. Face 2032: Jackie”

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

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