It helps me… maybe it can help you.

Hi, I’m Roxanne. I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondilitis at 18, after having symptoms since 14. I was on Humira for a long time, with no results whatsoever (aside from huge injection site reactions). I felt like giving up. It has been hard for me to accept that what should be the peak of my life, now in my early 20s, is plagued by pain.

Luckily, I have an incredibly dedicated father who did a lot of research, and got me into a medical trial for a drug called secukinumab. I have now been in the trial for just over a year. I get one dose a month and I take it along with my Celebrex. I feel amazing. I had to give up basketball in high school because of this disease, and today I played. I felt so hopeless and so dejected when after 4 years of pain I finally had a diagnosis but no way to treat it. Secukinumab has worked wonders for me. If you are in the boat I was, look in your area to see if anyone around you is doing the trial. It could be your answer too.

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