A.S. Face 2128: Andres Moreno

Face 2128

I’ve been diagnosed with Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis for about 2 years now, and it’s been a ride. It first started off with a regular hip pain and then it got worse. I was taken to a doctor and for 7 months they didn’t know what’s wrong with me. They finally decided to send me to a rheumatologist and she blooded tested me and gave me lots of x-rays. They found I was HLA-B27 positive and had markers on my spine. My doctor compared previously taken x-rays and she became furious because she found out that I had markers of arthritis. So I went undiagnosed for 7 months. I wasn’t able to play outside with my friends and I became pretty frustrated. I was later prescribed HUMIRA and it has changed my life completely. I’m now part of my high school swim team and enjoy life now. I’ve learned that my flaws like my Arthritis, ADHD, and asthma are not there to bring me down, but to make me a stronger individual.

Nevada, United States of America

6 Responses to “A.S. Face 2128: Andres Moreno”

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

  2. Keep the positive attitude. You are lucky you caught while so younge. Humira has been a life saver for me for about 15 years now.

  3. How old when diagnosed?

  4. Thank you for sharing. I believe I had symptoms that young, but that they were just growing pains.

    Best and bright future for you.

  5. Best of bright futures for you

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