mastershow0513 karma2020-07-18 15:14:13 UTC
Hey man I also have ankylosing spondylitis. I was 2 years into my Navy career when I was diagnosed. I was 20 at the time and was medically discharged 2 years later. I'm 25 now. It kinda sucks knowing that as a young (used to be abled body) person, doing daily tasks such as getting out of bed, getting up from the toilet, or getting out of a car as become a battle with pain, but it's been a while now that I'm used to it. The VA is able to prescribe me Humira to help slow down the progression but the pain is always there.
So my question is: why do you choose not to take medication? Is it because of the immune suppression? I obviously don't know your whole situation, but for the most part I haven't had any serious side effects so far. I did have to get off Humira ever since covid-19 due to fear of having a weakened immune system though so while I am corona-free, I am in intense pain.
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