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#263596 - 01/20/14 08:16 PM New diagnosis
Gail Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
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Loc: Illinois
Hi all
I am newly diagnosed with AS. Years of unexplained pain that comes and goes. Spent 2 weeks with pain like I never experienced that was called costochondritis. Finally ended up at a rheumy who is now diagnosing the AS. Sounds weird....but I was so happy to have a diagnosis other than "you are crazy" Now that I know my lower back pain is AS and not structural issues (as in herniated discs... Which I already had a cervical fusion) am returning to exercise for the first time since Labor Day when my back spazd out after a 5K. Looking forward to joining the group and all the support that is offered here.


Edited by Gail (01/20/14 08:16 PM)

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#263675 - 01/22/14 10:10 AM Re: New diagnosis [Re: Gail]
WhiteCell Offline
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Registered: 05/31/10
Posts: 1259
Welome. Many of us searched until we found the right doctor. There will be much information you can gather here. Medications, treatments etc and support form fine educated peeps.
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