I’ve had AS. since I was 20 and am now 65 , it took 3 years to diagnose and have had pain all these years up until about 2yrs ago …for some reason I have no pain anymore , and am able to enjoy sport once again (Crown Green Bowls) ….and do some light D.I.Y. …the only problem being tiredness possibly due to my age ….in my teens I was active in football (soccer) locally …and missed it so much when the AS started …limped about for years…slept alone , awake most nights …and took the usual anti -inflammatory tablets , which had a side effect of producing stones in my kidneys …just hope this message gets through and although my upper spine is stiff there can some hopelater on in life after a long period of suffering ….
Everyone take care ..if you wish to chat via e-mail please do forward anything you would like to query …I’ll try and help if I can .
Gwyn Hughes ..
North Wales United Kingdom