I have Ankylosing Spondylitis.The 3 most common forms of inflammatory arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis. They each have their own characteristics but what each have in common is that the body's immune system is wrongly triggered to attack your own body, causing pain, stiffness, damage to joints.
Hi, friend! I have AS, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease and cholesterol issues. Oh, I forgot to mention that I have fibromyalgia as well. I am in pain 98% of the day. It all started in 2001 when I fell at work. I have been on several meds, currently on Humira. I would be happy to keep in touch with anyone who is interested.
I have ankylosing spondylitus, psoriasis and crohns diagnosis is blood but I require more evidence since you know its rarity im sure you know the process its been three generations or more in genetics your not alone I promise. I recommend you send a freind request to fighting for ankylosing spondylitus on Facebook it is a support group for ankylosing spondylitus sufferers it helps you collect data and helpful info. Your most likely deficient in vitamin b and d if you are fair skinned iodine deficiency can be a trigger on vitamin d deficiency. Dont touch man made vitamins try to get it from foods and sun ect. As far as pain goes iodine helps me flare less but I also use dr teals bubble bath, lotion,and Epson salt lavender helps with psoriasis and eculiptilus one helps with upper respiratory issues.
Aquatic therapy helps with stiffness of the spine back streches help also lay flat and raise legs/raise arms and drop to side/ sitting with feet touching helps lower back also Dr Scholls or gel padded shoes help your posture and prevent back pain somehow it is connected to your ankles and feet. I don't know your religion views but I pray constantly to release stress and fears so I can cope it may help if you are religious. venting and release of stress is a must for remission so don't hold a grudge/strive forgive and let it all go. Good luck the fighting for ankylosing spondylitus Facebook page creator can answer any other unanswered questions you have and keep you updated on the disease so you can beat it never let anyone convince you its in your head without blood work to support their words I tried to convince myself and it doesn't go away it just progresses and if you allow it to progress eventually you will be resistant to its treatment. Good luck take care!
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