I have just recently been diagnosed with AS, although it still needs to be confirmed by MRI in two weeks. My symptoms right now are moderate lumbar pain and stiffness and I just had a bout of iritis.

After reading this thread I think it is worth while to start the LSD and will do so ASAP. My question is since the rheumy wants to start me on humeira in two weeks should I take the humeira? In other words I would love to control it by diet but should I be concerned with missing a window of opportunity by not starting humeira right away? My understanding is it actually slows progression of the disease.

I do not take NSAIDs and have had no gut issues to date.

Thank you for any responses!!!