Creating Waves of Awareness
here it is .... :)
Hi Nalini Didi,
Apologies for sending this so late. Here it is now.
I was first diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis in 1997
but was not put on any medication initially. The nature of disease is
progressive and that the stiffness is most at the time of waking up and
gradually improves during the day due to mobility. The condition also
in change in posture due to spinal pain.
In 2001 the stiffness and pain increased substantially and I
was put on very strong painkillers twice a day. I was taking Indocap SR
(uncertain about the strength) for almost 4 years once in the morning
at bedtime). While these medicines helped with the pain and stiffness,
effect was severe acidity and heartburn. To counter that I had to take
first thing in the morning. If I missed any of these medicines, I would
severe discomfort and pain and would throw up often due to the acidity. I
told that in the long term these painkillers would harm my liver, kidney
I realized that the painkillers were not a sustainable
option and begun to look at options. In 2006, I decided to switch to
at my mother’s insistence. I was then based in Sydney and spoke
extensively to Nalini didi over the phone to discuss my case history and
at possible medicines. Based on these conversations, I started with the
medications. There was a series of trials with different medicines to
which ones worked.
The benefits have been phenomenal as my lifestyle has
improved due to substantial reduction in pain and stiffness. The
costs less than the painkillers and easier to carry and use.
I wish I had begun earlier.
ps.. now this boy is married and leading a healthy happy life..and all his family members and friends.. near ones and extending ones.. are my patients.. !! i made it a point to send him at regular intervals to be checked for his progress by his previous allopathic doctors.. in a very prestigious Delhi hospital... !!!!!!!