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Hi mj
I have AS and it started with my knees having to have them drained all the time and cortisone shots put in which worked wonders. I now have the pain in my ankles and feet cramp up from time to time. I also get pain down from my hips to my feet and when that hits I just want to die it is so bad. I always say I'd rather give birth to a thousand children than have that pain for five minutes. I also have it in my spine which is nearly all fused now and my shoulders elbows and hips and my neck. I am in the severe level though. When I first got it in my knees I could take medication and be normal again. I was on celebrex till they took it off the shelf. I now am on humira injections and 5mg of prednisone and all is going well no knee drains now for over a year.
All I can recommend for your stepson is that he go and have a blood test to check his ESR and CRP levels as well to see if he is carrying the arthritis gene which is HLA b27 all of these will tell the Dr what to look for. I would also recommend a urine sample test and a kidney function test because sometimes the kidneys can cause swelling if there is something wrong with them.
I hope this has helped. If you have any questions please feel free to ask them but really until you know what it is for sure too much knowledge can be a dangerous thing.
Take care and good luck
regards
Olivia :)
[hi
do u know what causes your AS?
i have for long time knees pain and than spreaded to all the joints like yours
i think is AS cose i have ribs pain too. neck stiff and now all the spine
could be due to bacteria in the bowel cose when i have bowel problems my hips start to hurt. i did coloscopy and tests blood came negative.
how they know u have AS? do u have HBLA27 positive?
do u have swollen joints and ESR or CPR elevated. how can dx AS? is difficult.

pls reply i will be so grateful
kind regards

QUOTE=Lady Olivia;2807637]Hi mj
I have AS and it started with my knees having to have them drained all the time and cortisone shots put in which worked wonders. I now have the pain in my ankles and feet cramp up from time to time. I also get pain down from my hips to my feet and when that hits I just want to die it is so bad. I always say I'd rather give birth to a thousand children than have that pain for five minutes. I also have it in my spine which is nearly all fused now and my shoulders elbows and hips and my neck. I am in the severe level though. When I first got it in my knees I could take medication and be normal again. I was on celebrex till they took it off the shelf. I now am on humira injections and 5mg of prednisone and all is going well no knee drains now for over a year.
All I can recommend for your stepson is that he go and have a blood test to check his ESR and CRP levels as well to see if he is carrying the arthritis gene which is HLA b27 all of these will tell the Dr what to look for. I would also recommend a urine sample test and a kidney function test because sometimes the kidneys can cause swelling if there is something wrong with them.
I hope this has helped. If you have any questions please feel free to ask them but really until you know what it is for sure too much knowledge can be a dangerous thing.
Take care and good luck
regards
Olivia :)