Face 983 My name is Dawn and I have had A.S. symptoms since I was 16 years old.  I have been to numerous doctors before one doctor 15+ years later decided to check me for the HLA-B27 gene. I was told that it was psychosomatic.  Like many others I have problems walking at times, sitting and or standing for long periods of time.  Sleeping is horrendous for me and well mornings are indescribable.  I also suffer from bouts of depression and anxiety.  Food and I do not get along very well, I have to take chlorestamine to keep food inside me.  I was on Enbrel for approx. 1 year before it stopped working and now I am on Humira and fingers crossed it will continue to keep the edge off.   I also am on the Duragesic/Fentenyl  Patch. I am now 39 and I am not sure what the future holds for me.  I hope one day someone will find a cure in my lifetime.

Ontario, Canada


One Response to “Dawn”

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

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