I am newly diagnosed. I've had pain for the last 6 months but it was only a month ago that I was properly diagnosed with Sacroiliitis - it also gives me really bad sciatica when I am having a flare up. I have been on gabapentin (for the sciatica) and celecoxib for the ra with cocodomol for if the pain gets really bad. I am hopefully going to move onto either Etanercept or Secukinumab shortly - I am waiting on the NHS to confirm that I can have it and send it out to me.
I am currently mid-flare up and in quite a lot of pain - as in my lower back is swollen and I have really bad sciatica. I have to work (I manage a cafe so I am on my feet which is part of the problem) but unfortunately I cannot get out of it but does anyone have any other pain relief recommendations? I wear a heat patch which helps but not all that much. Rest will help but due to short staffing and because I run it I have to be in - can anyone help with anything else or something I can ask the doctor for?
Thanks so much in advance.