Orla Mulqueen

Face 1427My name is Orla Mulqueen. I live in Co.Clare, Ireland. I was finally diagnosed with A.S. 5 years ago when I was 39. A Physiotherapist my father recommended referred me to a rheumatologist as she felt the stiffness in my joints could be a type of rheumatoid arthritis. There is no history of A.S. in my family. I had never heard of A.S. I have bulging discs & my lower back pain had been attributed to this by a back specialist. The pain in my ribs, the stiffness, the tiredness … My GP asked me was I depressed?? I had chronic pain & my elderly mother had more energy than me… It was such a relief to get a diagnosis & not to feel foolish looking for answers.

ONE LIFE, LIVE IT

Ireland, United Kingdom


One Response to “Orla Mulqueen”

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

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