My name is Sarah Kesler, 25, from south New Jersey. I am newly diagnosed within the past couple months. My symptoms began a few years ago on and off which included chest pain, uveitis, alopecia areata, increased pain at SI joints, knees and low back, and overall joint stiffness with rest. Now that I am seeing a rheumatologist I now know that I am B27+ and my pain and other symptoms are actually caused by narrowing joints, inflammation, erosions, and bone spurs. All linked to my AS. I feel like I am always in pain, or at best, uncomfortable. I feel like I always have to stretch. I have started Remicade infusions though I cannot quite tell if it is helping much just yet. It just seems to make me tired to the point where when I come home from work I feel like I could sleep forever. I have only had 3, I hope it will get better. I am learning more about this disease every day, spreading awareness, and discussing with other AS warriors on social media. It is great when others can relate to you, give advice and support.
New Jersey, United States of America