I have been using Enbrel for 8 months for Anklyosing Spondylitis with very good results. However, during this time, my wife has had a significant increase in vaginal yeast infections following intercourse. I also will develop small rough patches on my penis. She only had one such infection in her lifetime prior to this and feels it may be related to the Enbrel and/or times when I have “flare ups” from my condition. Has this ever been reported by anyone before? We thought it possible that the immunosuppressive actions could cause changes in the acid/Ph balance and making us more suseptible to yeast infections.
How can I become a participant in studies related to anklyosing spondilitis?
I am a male with AS on Enbrel and Methotrexate. My doctor has told me that in the event of trying for a family, I would only have to come off Methotrexate 3 month prior. Is this the case and would I be able to go on some alternative medication to hold back the AS until such time as my wife became pregnant? As you can imaging this is very important, my AS is pretty active and the combination seems to hold back the symptoms. What is the best thing to do?
I am a 44 yr old male, constant right side lower back pain and has a hard nodule over right knee cap, size is about the size of a pea. I am HLA B27 positive. HIV negative. Other sympoms.. blurry vision and itchy/prickly skin.. doc seems to think it might be neuropathy, so he has me on Neurotin. Knee/ankle reflexes seem fine. ESR was low.1 but I understand the test has to be peromed in the first hour of taking the test, my labs were sent out, so not sure how accurate they are. CBC was normal, have not had the RA test. Can RA nodules form over the knee cap?
I am a female with chronic neck stiffness and loss of range of motion but nothing on x-ray. Could this be AS? I also have mild Postive Ana, and Ds-dna antibodies. I was told Lupus does not affect the neck, is that right?
I am a 27yr old man, and have been suffering from AS for 11 yrs now. I been on several diffent meds including indomethicin, prednisone, and others. None seems to help much.Though my pain seems to have subsided somewhat… my posture is greatly deteriorating as well as my flexibility and movement. Are there any specialists or clinical groups in the Northern IL-Southern WI area that I can contact for new therapies, trials, or support?