A.S. Face 2142: Suelita van Breda

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I am in Cape Town, South Africa and am part of various AS groups on Facebook, eg. AS in South Africa , Ankylosing Spondylitis, The face of Ankylosing Spondylitis, etc.

I was diagnosed with RA at 25, started treatment i.e. Methotrexate, Salazopyrin, Celebrex, folic acid and went into remission within 2 years. I was symptom free for approximately 15years. Then at 42years old I woke up one day and I could barely walk. Started Biologics, had bilateral knee Replacements, and now on my 3rd Biologic, Simponi. I am 45years old now and been on Medical Disability for a year now.

I would like to create more awareness of AS as it is clearly lacking in my social and professional circles.

South Africa, Africa


2 Responses to “A.S. Face 2142: Suelita van Breda”

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

  2. Hi I’m also in South Africa and I have HlA B 27 as well as ankylosing spondylitis, dd , hypothyroidism, uveitis and etc , I don’t think many people in South Africa are aware of this disease

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