A.S. Face 0655: Ann

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Hello! My name is Ann and I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis aged 37 after the birth of my son.  I was symptom-free before childbirth then I experienced an aggressive onset in the first year of my son’s life.  I had a fit lifestyle as a sports therapist and snowboard instructor in the past and I couldn’t understand why I was so ill and in constant pain after having a baby.  It took about a year to get diagnosed after I changed GP and I fought against comments that my problems were just ‘post-natal’.
I am on a continual search for information about this condition and ways to manage it effectively.
Love and Victories to you all!
Ann
Scotland

3 Responses to “A.S. Face 0655: Ann”

  1. Dear Anne,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

  2. Dear Anne, thanks for sharing. my symtoms were onset by my childs birth as well. I had intense pain, especially in my hips – I was told for years I had post partum depression and that was why I was in pain. Took 8 years from when the pain started to get the AS diagnosis. Best of luck!!!

  3. Thank you Anne for sharing your story. Find yourself a good Rheumatologist.

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