I am B27 negative and my SI joints are bilaterally fused. That second part made the diagnosis easier, though the first part made my rheumy ask me if I was super duper sure I had no rash anywhere (thinking PsA, I suppose).
46, diagnosed with AS in early 2005 and on TNF-blockers since then: They have been miracle drugs for me. On Enbrel from spring 2005 to Nov 2008. On Humira from Nov 2008 to present. Baclofen and OTC anti-inflammatories as needed.
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