I am a 22 yr old female and have recently been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. I would like to know how others cope with things once diagnosed with AS. I live in constant pain and quite often it is so bad it prevents me from doing things. I would like some suggestions on what can be done to relieve the pain. I have no insurance so going to the doctor is out of the quesion. Anything you would like to say is greatly appreciated. Thank you :)