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Why am I having breathing difficulty after taking salazopyrin for ankylosing spondylitis ?

Dear Dr. how are you PLS can some one help me I m Muhanad From Iraq I have AS Ankylosing Spondylitis my doctor tell me to take medicine called salazopyrin 500mg but when I start to take it it cause for me Breathing difficulties I start by 1g daily (one pill twice ) is that normal or it is some thing wrong? or it must stop this medicine please help me
Asked On : Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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Hi welcome to HCM,
The first symptoms Ankylosing Spondylitis are typically chronic pain and stiffness in the middle part of the spine or sometimes the entire spine, often with pain referred to one or other buttock or the back of thigh from the sacroiliac joint.,which may itself present as dyspnoea(difficult breathing ).
However ,the drug which you are taking is an agent for immunosuppression ,the treatment of choice ,but can have side-effects like thrombocytopenia and acute dyspnoea .
you must consult your doctor again before changing the medicine or stopping all together .
hope i answered your query .
Answered: Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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