I'm B27 negative as well. Essentially diagnosed within a month of seeing my current rheumatologist after a severe three to four month event. Female, just turned 49 at the time. It took another several months of aggressive steroids to return me to my feet. I've only just stopped prednisolone after 30 months on the stuff.

My case has been reviewed by the head of rheumatology at St Vincent's as well as by an emeritus rheumatologist contracted by my insurance company for professional disability. Annoyingly, they both confirmed the DX.

Good and bad luck wrapped in the same package.

Last edited by Fitzroy; 06/11/13 12:57 PM.