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Would you have Constipation when you have Ankylosing spondylitis?

Summary: Constipation is found among people with Ankylosing spondylitis, especially people who are female, 50-59 old, also have Ankylosing spondylitis, and take medication Humira.

We study 86 people who have Constipation and Ankylosing spondylitis from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (type of arthritis affecting the spine) can be treated by Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, Sulfasalazine, Celebrex, Indomethacin. (latest reports from 21,242 Ankylosing Spondylitis patients)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,342 Constipation patients)

On Jan, 16, 2015: 86 people who have ankylosing spondylitis and Constipation are studied.

Trend of Constipation in ankylosing spondylitis reports

Gender of people who have ankylosing spondylitis and experienced Constipation * :

FemaleMale
Constipation57.14%42.86%

Age of people who have ankylosing spondylitis and experienced Constipation * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%1.35%12.16%24.32%10.81%16.22%35.14%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Spondylitis (22 people, 25.58%)
  2. Pain (9 people, 10.47%)
  3. Arthritis (8 people, 9.30%)
  4. Depression (8 people, 9.30%)
  5. Hypothyroidism (8 people, 9.30%)
  6. Anxiety (5 people, 5.81%)
  7. Neuropathy peripheral (5 people, 5.81%)
  8. Blood cholesterol increased (5 people, 5.81%)
  9. Hypertension (4 people, 4.65%)
  10. Hypoaesthesia (3 people, 3.49%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Humira (41 people, 47.67%)
  2. Enbrel (14 people, 16.28%)
  3. Remicade (12 people, 13.95%)
  4. Vioxx (9 people, 10.47%)
  5. Lyrica (6 people, 6.98%)
  6. Methotrexate (6 people, 6.98%)
  7. Cymbalta (5 people, 5.81%)
  8. Lorazepam (5 people, 5.81%)
  9. Simvastatin (5 people, 5.81%)
  10. Celebrex (4 people, 4.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Recent conversations of related support groups:

  • Support group for people who have Ankylosing spondylitis
    Hi everyone!!! I was diagnosed with AS 4 months ago after 9 months of waking up at 3am every morning with Thoracic stiffness and aches. A Rheumatologist diagnosed me and administered Humira. I have been pain free for 4 months.

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  • How many/what percentage of older males who have had a stroke, have another while taking uloric?
    Concerned as my Rheumatologist wants me to start using Uloric40 mg and while I see that their is a relatively small incidence of stroke occurring (unless you are part of the "small" group); I have been unable to locate statistics for those previous stroke patients that are now using or have used Uloric, and had another stroke.
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  • Gastro with constipation in a 4 year old only cause pain at night?
    In childrens hospital now have given the tag virus for stomach pain at night that is relieved by morphine
  • Can my symptoms actually pinpoint a cause/condition? (1 answer)
    I would just like insight on this. I'm on pain management right now, but it's just to manage the pain. Every thing else has really been not taken serious by any physican it office I've been to. Is this normal stuff many woman go through? I'm just sick of feeling like this between the constant pain & the daily having to pluck hairs it's insane. I'm in fantastic shape(used to be double my weight & now I'm 100lbs), the best looking I've ever been with a incredibly good looking husband & a wonderful family. My issues seem to detour a lot of things & while I'm young I'd like to get this solved or some type of solution to even maintain myself, not looking for a miracle, but would really appreciate answers.
  • Has anybody had multi lobar pneumonia from reaction to methotrexate?
    Bilateral multilobar pneumonia - rheumatologist considers it was caused by a reaction to methotrexate I was taking for ankylosing spondylitis and I was lucky to survive. Anyone have this and later shown to have scarring of the lungs?

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  • Pain meds that cause insomnia
    I currently take 7.5 mg of Vicoprofen for pain for my Anklyosing Spondylitis. I have tried Vicodin and Norco previously, but nothing worked as well as the Vicoprofen. I have never had to up my dosage and I am still getting the same level of relief as I was when I first started it over a year and a half ago. I swear by the Vicoprofen and would recommend it to anyone who has any type of related pain, but, there is one downfall. Every time I take my pain meds I get a huge burst of energy. My pain is usually worst at night, so I have no choice but to take it before bed. More times than not it causes me to suffer extreme insomnia, which is no fun. Up until recently I just suffered through it. I went and saw my primary today and told her about the issues and she suggested I try Trazodone to help ease my mind so I can fall asleep easier and faster. I'm really hoping it works because I don't want to have to switch pain meds because they work so well, but I can't go much longer only getting 2-3 hours of sleep during the week.
    I will wrote another review in a week or so regarding my experience taking the Trazodone with the Vicoprofen.
  • Lymphadenopathy from milk of magnesia?
    I was constipated for 10 days with no relief from prune juice or stool softeners. During this time an aching pain developed in my right hip and right lower back. I drank 3 tbs of Milk of Magnesia for two days and it alleviated my constipation. The hip and lower back pain started to go away too. Soon after taking Milk of Magnesia, a lymph node became swollen and very painful in my right arm pit.
  • Constipation due to nyquil
    Very bad constipation. Had lower stomach pains for days
  • Nexium improves my constipation
    Started taking Nexium 1 week ago and I noticed improvement with my chronic constipation.
  • Humira: my experience
    I have had some form of arthritis probably since birth. My father and maternal grandfather had some form of arthritis. I began to realize pain in both ankles if I stood or walked too long.

    I began taking many NSAIDs when I was around 22. I've done gold, prednisone (twice), plaquenil, butazoidin, sulfasalazine, etc. My best results came with methotrexate after I got cellulitis in my knee (scratch it while kayaking in the summer, fiberglass boat). It dropped my sed rate from over 100 to 35 or so within a few months. I continued with MTX from 1977 to 2000 when my MD suggested Enbrel and stopping MTX. That was a VERY bad decision. Enbrel appeared to mask the disease for a few years. I had my left MCP replaced in 2004, my right heel debrided in 2010, and both my TMJs replaced in 2012. I strongly believe that if I had kept with the MTX it would have delayed those changes. Additionally, in 2011 I was in a bus crash returning from RAGBRAI. I got knocked out from three to six minutes. I had a nasty concussion that lasted 2+ years. Towards the end of the third year post accident I started exercising more aggressively. After doing several 40, 50, and 60 miles rides, I took a leisurely 50 mile ride around Boston at night. Two days later I had a spinal edema. So much for biking and other active sports! :-(

    I have continued with MTX. Late 2013 my MD increased my MTX to .8/week. I had been taking .6/week. I stopped taking Enbrel and switched to Humira in early 2014. I took it for a few months before my doc and I realized it was not doing any better than Enbrel. I tried Humira for three months but it did not seem to work any better than Enbrel. In early June I stopped Humira and waited a few weeks before I started Otezla. I stopped Oterzla on 9/15/14 because it made me depressed and allowed my morning stiffness to get much worse.

    I started prednisone again from the start of July. By mid-August I told my MD that I was screaming louder than I ever had; my dog was very startled. I stopped it gradually over the next two weeks. Meanwhile, the Otezla made me feel awful.

    My MD is going to get me onto another injectable that I take monthly. I forget its name.

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  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • used Humira for 6 months between 6/13 and 1/14. Stopped medication due to adverse side effects. Hypertension began after stopping Humira. No hystory of hypertension until 8/14 to present.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • I am taking the Lipitor to lower Cholestrol and Ramipril and baby Asprin post heart attack in 2007 to keep blood pressure low and help prevent stroke. Recently, I had stroke like symptoms, and was put on Clopidogrel. Tests for stroke were negative, but the Clopidogrel was prescribed as a prophylaxis. Shortly after starting it, I started having constipation, which I had never had to such an extent before that. I haven't seen anywhere that clopidogrel was associated with constipation, but perhaps the drug combinations is at fault. The shoulder joint pain could be just old age. I had a dislocated shoulder and torn tendons in left side about 10 years ago. I was told because of the damage, that shoulder would become arthritic, but that doesn't explain the right shoulder, which has similar symptoms.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • 2 days after 1st injection , and 8 days after second injection, very severe nausea and vomiting. Severe for about 3 days then just nausea , but quite unpleasant.

    Reply

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