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Patients Ankylosing spondylitis

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Good advisor

Ankylosing spondylitis is an iflammatory disease, and as inflammation can touch various organs and body parts, more than one condition can develop.

Thus, for example, AS can be related to Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or a certain form of psoriatic arthritis.

Have you been diagnosed with another chronic illness apart from AS? If yes what is it?

How do you manage the treatment of both? What impact do the conditions have on your life?

Beginning of the discussion - 6/25/18

Ankylosing spondylitis and other conditions
Carenity Member
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I think I am getting a depression from all that is happenning to me. I will probably need to see a doctor about it because I feel one day I will not be able to cope on my own.

I've been warned about stomach problems caused by all the AS medication. What types of medication are most likely to bring on IBD and other digestive disorders? Would just like to be prepared...

Ankylosing spondylitis and other conditions
Carenity Member
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My doctor wants to take me off diclofenac because apparently that’s a very harsh drug on the stomach but I’ve refused as it’s the only medicine I’ve found works for me and as long as you take a strong tablet to protect your stomach you should be fine x

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