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

One Response to “Suelita van Breda”

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

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