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Old 07-22-2003, 10:10 PM   #1
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i have ankylosing spondylitis. i am supposed to be starting human growth hormone treatment in a few weeks, and i was wondering if these two would be a bad combination. i spoke with my rheumatologist, but he seemed pretty clueless on the subject. the reason i am concerned is because i have heard that growth hormone can cause an accerated rate of growth in cancer cells. my concern is, can growth hormone accerate the rate of growth of ankylosing spondylitis? any theories/advice would be appreciated. thanks.

 
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Old 09-24-2003, 04:05 PM   #3
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I have anklosing spondylitis and have taken lots of different medications...my biggest trouble is fatigue and I cant possibly hold down a job ...one day I think I am HEALED .....the next day....cant get out of bed.!!

Any other AS suffers?? Any advise please.
...would love to hear from you!!


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Old 06-25-2004, 09:21 AM   #4
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Re: ankylosing spondylitis and Growth Hormone

[QUOTE=juzkruizin]I have anklosing spondylitis and have taken lots of different medications...my biggest trouble is fatigue and I cant possibly hold down a job ...one day I think I am HEALED .....the next day....cant get out of bed.!!

Any other AS suffers?? Any advise please.
...would love to hear from you!!


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Hi...My name is Sherrie. I think I might have this disease. Having it yourself, could you please dicribe the symptomes to me> Id so appreciate it!
Sherrie

 
Old 06-28-2004, 12:11 PM   #5
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Re: ankylosing spondylitis and Growth Hormone

What Are The Symptoms Of As?
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:58 AM   #6
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Re: ankylosing spondylitis and Growth Hormone

Hi iam 30 yrs old and have had AS for the last 9 yrs. When i was ten i was given growth hormone which i injected for 7 yrs, i dont know if this affected/caused my AS but i never had the (HB?) gene marker that 95% of people have when they are diagnosed.

All i say is take lots of Glucosamine, MSM, Chondrotin, Bromelain and lyprinol - all nutritional supplements which will help with the AS. they are not cures and unfortunatley you will prob need help with NSAID's but bewarned NSAID's are not good for you long term.

may i suggest lots of exercise, preferably swimming and lots of stretching, morning and night.

lastly, DIET - there is no hard proof by scientists on this one because it is diff for everyone one, but having trawled the internet, you hear doctors and nutritionists talk about low fat, low sugar and low strach diets - i have tried it and believe me it works - personally i find it hard to maintain all the time, because i love food so much. It is worth it though trust me. The anti-inflam drugs doctors prescribe are NOT good for the gut, and heart long term.

My sister is a GP so i have had a great deal of support and knowledge handed to me,

i hope this helps. Good luck, you can prevent deteriotation!

 
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