AS and Colitis with Abdominal Pain

My AS started as a teenager but back then all they called it was “bad back”. I am now 72 and have name for my back ailment.  

I am on Cimzia which helps most of the time.  This past weekend (Sunday) I was in the ER and after CT scan diagnosed with colitis.  

I did have a back ache but not considered it to be because of another aliment.  Today, (Thursday) thinks are looking up.  Pain is still under my right rib cage.  

This really sucks.  

My rheumatologist has not returned my messages on patient portal or emails or phone calls.  Very frustrated. Thank goodness for a good PCP.

More on this topic

This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The AnkylosingSpondylitis.net team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.

Join the conversation

or create an account to comment.