John, I am intrigued with your comment in your life story, about having a mentally ill brother.
I have a relative with a similar problem. There is a strong association with the group of nutrients Manganese, zinc, magnesium, B6, NAC, B2 , carnitine and others I am not sure of. It is a disease of city living - assumed to be environmental [accentuated by nutritional deficiency, and I agree].
Diet plays such a role in our AS and also that illness is dietry [yours and my experience plus someothers]
Particular Fats are a problem for me. They crucify the brain. My memory is bad.
Have you identified with a particular genetic group? Do we have ? in common?
I really want to find my roots.

THE DIET IS THE KEY


North
PreAS = STARCHfree, yoghurt, ,, meat , vitE, niacinamide,B complex
CARNITINE, B6
Fibro = antiviral, MAGNESIUM /B6
Arthritis in fingers = no potato fam. plants
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