Ive seen my rheumy today, and the diagnosis is in. I officially have Ankylosing Spondilitis. It's been one of the roughest days of my life. Im happy that I have a diagnosis but im at the lowest of all of my lows at the fact that I will never get better, and that I have a chronic scary disease at 25. My rheumy said my MRI showed that the progression of the disease so far is moderate to severe so Im a bit scared. Ill be starting the drug Enbrel soon as long as my insurance approves it, (im terrified that Ill be injecting myself in the stomach weekly
) has anyone had any experiences with this med? Im terrified of it because its an immuno-suppressent. Any info on AS or Enbrel would be greatly appreciated. THAAAANK you!
(12.24.13) L2-L3 Laminectomy, Discectomy and Coflex insertion. DX'ed with Ankylosing Spondylitis on 5/13/14