AS and Colitis with Abdominal Pain

My ankylosing spondylitis (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.  

This past weekend (Sunday) I was in the ER and after CT scan diagnosed with colitis.

Cimzia helping with ankylosing spondylitis

I am on Cimzia which helps most of the time.    

I did have a backache but not considered it to be because of another ailment.  

Today, (Thursday) things are looking up.  Pain is still under my right rib cage.  

Frustrated with my rheumatologist

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.

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