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What Symptoms/contributing Factors Or Surgeries Did You Have Prior To AS Diagnosis?

What Symptoms/contributing Factors Or Surgeries Did You Have Prior To AS Diagnosis?

I'm 45 with no history of trauma that caused my physical pain and discomfort. I've been dealing with progressive deterioration of my spine and joints since I was 28. It started with lower back pain by throwing out my back (I was picking up a sock) and went from there. After several years and I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease at 39 when surgery was recommended. It made no sense to me. I wasn't really doing anything to stress my body. I wanted to see what others have gone… read more

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I do know i spent years when i was younger just thinking everyone must feel this way because we degenerate. My doctor's said natural degeneration and now at 54 I know better. I didn't even know until recently all my ailments were connected in any way.

posted 5 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Vitamin D was really low for me and taking 5000 iu a day was helpful for sleeping and helps pain some.

posted 5 months ago
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