No Diagnosis, But The Pain Is Real
I'm not sure if I have A.S.
There seems to be a lack of anyone hearing me when I'm seeking help to deal with my pain.
I know on my last MRI the said I have a multi-level of spondylosis.
How do I talk to my doctor about AS?
I want to know how to approach my Dr. to ask that they figured out what's going on with my body.
Some days I'm in so much pain that I can't find any relief. I have flare-ups that last for days where I hurt from my neck to the bottom of my feet.
I've always had low back pain for about 30 years.
The pain is from my depression
I have tried multiple pain relievers. For years I wore Fentanyl patches and got no relief. I went through several facets injections that lasted for about 4 hrs. No relief.
When I'm standing now feels like someone is trying to pull my spine out and my legs and both sides get numb.
Of course, I have suffered from major depression for years, so sometimes I think my Drs believe my pain is all in my mind.
Other than back pain and fatigue, what is the most common symptom that AS patients experience?