I think that's a great question - but probably something to ask your doc. Since people tkaing the medications can only respond from their own experiences and wouldn't know the likelihood of a reaction for others and when that reaction would happen for others.
Great addition Winston. Did they correlate improvement with the several medications they used? Did I miss that?
I found it interesting the high % of people who smoked. Also of interest the quote below:
"It is not clear however, if increased CV risk is caused by inflammatory disease activity or is secondary to traditional risk factors, such as dyslipidemia24 or hypertension6, that are often present in AS."
Although the study authors go on to elaborate clearly the link between inflammation and heart disease is well studied it would be interesting to see a tightly controlled study on the variables they cite as confounding.