Sandra Oliver

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Sandra Oliver, Mills River, NC. Diagnosed with AS in 2005, through having constant headaches. I first went to a dentist (which showed no dental issue). Then to an ophthalmologist where I was diagnosed with iritis/uveitis and referred to my rheumatologist. I was an established patient already, having osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. (I wonder now if some of this was not AS related.)
I am a 63 year old, white female, previously a high school library media specialist. I had to retire in 2012 to take care of my health and was unable to meet the demands of my position. AS has significantly changed my life and lifestyle as I knew it. I have developed a second auto-immune disease, Microscopic colitis, as a result of many, many years of NSAIDs. I previously was on Remicade infusions along with methotrexate. This had to be stopped due to several serious secondary infections. I now take Tylenol and occasionally pain medication.

North Carolina, United States of America

One Response to “Sandra Oliver”

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

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