Wondering if anyone else has done 23andme and is aware of if/how the raw detailed results might point towards genetic predisposition towards spondylitis or other inflammatory or arthritic conditions? I was tested for the specific gene associated with spondylitis by my doctor 7 years ago but didn’t have it; wondering if there are other possible genetic markers that may help my doctors narrow down a diagnosis & treatment. According to the results I am at a high risk for developing Type 2… read more
I was told by my Rheumatologist that most women carry the gene for AS. He said they mostly just carry it & pass it on to there male offspring. Thanks Ma!! However, it does effect women also, just not as much as men. I have asked one of my daughters to have our 7 year old grandson checked out. I was diagnosed in my early 20's. That was in the early 70's. I was young & dumb & it was just an occasional inconvenience. All hell broke out when I hit my 50's. I suggest seeing a Rheumatologist. Maybe they may be able to help you out. Best of luck to ya. Please stay safe and always kind. Peace.
Glad my words were useful to you. We are all in this together. Take each day of the year one by one. Legs all keep helping each other. Have a wonderful day. Peace.
You'd be surprised how powerful your words can be for some people. I get great satisfaction to hear that I brightened up someone's spirits. Everyone has some down time with this darn disease but, it's so good to know there are people out there eager to help in any way they can. So, stay safe and strong. Peace.
I'm glad my post helped you out a bit. That's why this forum is so good. People can actually make each other smile if we are real lucky. Stay positive. Peace.
My Ma was a single Mom in 1950 in Brooklyn one week after I was born. She was an RN & worked at the hospital I was born in. That had to be tough. She remarried when I was about 7. It was just me & her for quite a while. I did see my Dad occasionally. He also lived in Brooklyn. Whenever I saw him it was like Christmas & Birthday all rolled into one. She told me right before she passed that he made her promise that there would be no kids. Why she agreed is another story, but she did after a couple of years. Here I am!!
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