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Q: I am a 42 year old male. I was diagnosed as having ankylosing spondilitis. I am feeling fine if I take inocin-25 mg that contains indomethacin medicine. But after taking the same I feel very much sleepy and dull. Will you please advise me any alternate medicine which is better and with less side effects. My friend has advised me to take Movera (meloxicam) 7.5 mg which is also ok for me. Also pls advise me if I should take any vitamin tablet.

A:In ankylosing spondylitis, the rheumatologists assess the disease activity, the functional index and the mobility index. In addition, we look into some of the parametres of systemic inflammation. Once these parametres are available then, we integrate the same and then decide on the appropriate line of management. Under the conditions it would not be possible to answer your question.
Sorry to disappoint you. I suggest that you visit a rheumatologist for an evaluation.

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