My name is abhi,I have been suffering from AS since 2005 I guess…Initially it was just a catch /sprain kind of thing wherein physiotherapy used to do the trick of relieving it,but it kept up creeping up..Maybe the onset was hampered by my work where I’m physically active for most of the days..Only in 2012 It was given a name and I tested positive for the AS test..From then on it has been a steady downhill..I know not as bad as others out here but still my movements/flexibility is decreasing year on year..I’m on methotrexate and folic acid…I have been following other forms of treatment as well…I feel good ,somedays I feel I will have to overcome this ,somedays I feel no I can’t do it..I have a wife who is reliant on me ,for her I have to do things..
My life has changed,my social circle has reduced.I was an extrovert earlier but now I’m slowly turning into a recluse fearing that people will see my limited movements..
Well we all have our fears…
Glad to be here…
I’m from India aged 36, where the treatment is harsh in terms of medication..