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My family dr told me today she did that blood test 5 years ago and it came back negative. She’s going to run another test now to see if I have AxS. She does think I have gotten worse so she’s going to run more testing including the above. Just wondered if anyone else had a negative and come to find out later years you actually had AxS.
I am wondering if spondylitis causes pain throughout spine. I have trouble in neck, between shoulder blades, just above hips, and lower back. I also have arthritis in ribs and sternum and sometimes develop some mean costochondritis pain. I dont know if its all on account of spondylitis.
I received test results for the ANA as 1:8 and speckled. It does not rule anything out but does not provide a diagnosis either. They only want to repeat labs in 3 to 5 months. Apparently its that test to look for Lupus, RA, and any inflammatory diseases. Have any of you had these results? Should i push for more tests or wait It out?
Hi, I am new here. My name is Chris, I am 54 years old. Recently diagnosed with AS. However, have had SI problems since 1987 and by 1999, it was permanent SI pain and had short right leg by 1/2 inch and wore a shoe lift for 15 years. Tried everything to help the SI issue: chiropractic, physical therapy, prolotherapy in (Phone number can only be seen by MySpondylitisTeam users). Prolo initially helped, but still had instability. I had right leg/foot numbness. Then, in… read more