It took me four years of visits for back and hip pain before I finally got a diagnosis of AS. Once I was diagnosed and prescribed Humira, it took another 3 years before they initiated an MEB on me. Other people's timelines move much faster though. As far as current information on service members being discharged, I would have to say that each case is different. Initially, I was going to be separated for mine (70% VA and 10% Army) but I appealed to a formal board so I'm still on Active Duty with a deployment-limiting permanent profile. Again, individual outcomes will vary drastically based on individual medical and performance history as well as MOS.
Feel free to send me a message or reply on this forum if you have more specific questions about anything related to this.
Last edited by 60Driver; 01/22/17 06:47 PM.