A.S. Face 2163: Nicole Patterson

Hi I’m Nicole Patterson I go by Nikki and I was diagnosed with AS in 2009 and oh boy it’s been a long hard journey full of pain and frustration especially at only 35 years old. I just want to network myself with anyone and everyone that has AS! WE ALL NEED EACH OTHER AND OUR EXPERIENCES TO HELP EACH OTHER especially now a days with so few dr’s that are familiar and educated about AS. I was in the ER all night Tuesday with chest pains to be told my heart is fine but they think it might be related to AS… Geez thanks! Then I received this information from reaching out to others that have AS on facebook.

I look forward to being another face of AS. I have my bachelors in Spanish, International Business and Computer Information Systems but I have been unable to work because of AS.

North Carolina, United States of America

3 Responses to “A.S. Face 2163: Nicole Patterson”

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

  2. I have AS and Prinzmetal angina. (Coronary artery spasm)
    Don’t ignore your chest pains, even if you think it may be caused by AS, the costochondritis can mimic angina but the angina may be real. Google Prinzmetal.

  3. Welcome to the club no-one wants to join ! I too suffer with severe enthesistis including rib and sternal involvement it can be debilitating.

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