"A mild form of Ankylosing Spondylitis" is actually a pretty specific diagnosis. If he feels you meet the diagnostic criteria well enough to call it any sort of AS, that's pretty darn specific, as it's a pretty demanding set of criteria to meet. That being said, continuing to take NSAIDs and waiting 5 or 6 months to see him again isn't terribly helpful, unless NSAIDs are controlling your disease effectively.
Mary, 25, happily married pro photographer, momma to 2 great danes.
Dx: Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Psoriasis, Sjogren's, IBS, Hiatal Hernia, & possible Endometriosis.
Meds: Stelara, Methotrexate, Relafen, Omeprazole, Lyrica, Tizanidine, Voltaren Gel, Tramadol