My name is AngelaI’m from CA and was diagnosed with AS in October of 2012. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia first but never really believed that’s what I had I still don’t even know if I believe I have AS. My blood work is not consistent with AS but my Rheumatologist is going off of my x-rays and my SED rate is always really high. It’s all very confusing but the one thing I know for sure is I am always in pain from my back, hips, elbows, shoulders, hands, wrist, fingers, knees, neck pretty much all over. LOL! I am strong, optimistic and independent so I work really hard not to let my AS get the best of me. I have an amazing husband who loves me through & through and takes really good care of me along with two boys 12 & 16. I have been battling these issues consistently since 2009 but off and on over the last 10-12 years. Right now I am waiting to start the self injections on Humira as well as going to a gluten and sugar free diet (as much as I can). Wish me luck! I pray good health for each and every one of you! Thanks for letting me share.
California, United States of America