What Should I Do

I have not been diagnosed with Ankylosing spondilitis however I am almost certain I have it. I am a 30 year old male and I have not been to the doctor in along time reason being I have no health benefits. I have been waking up with servere back pain stiffness in my lower back, the more I lay the worse it is. I had a hypertension pnuemothorax 10 years ago which was attributed to blebbs or blisters on the lung. The reason I am researching this disease is because my father was diagnosed with it approx 20 years ago and I have several other family members with the disease. I have been researching for a month or so and when having the disease it can cause a hypertension pnuemothorax, for those that do not know what this is its when your lung collapses and causes strain on the heart. I have almost every single symptom that I have read about ankylosing sponditlitis. I have irritable bowel on a daily basis,stiffness of back,trouble sleeping, sometimes trouble breathing as I am falling asleep. Can anyone give me some input on what they think.
jkeith1981 jkeith1981
1 Response Sep 12, 2012

Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory condition. Since you do not have insurance one of the best things that you can do is take anti-inflammatory herbs supplements. If you went to the doctor they would just put you on some medication that would give you bad side effects too. Things like Vitamin C, Alfalfa, GLA, B-Complex, Glucosamine (without chondroitin) will definitely help ease the inflammation and ease the pain. We keep a nutrition program on what foods to eat, what vitamins to take and stretches and exercises that help with this condition. I could send it to you if you want!

I read your article and I am interested if you would like to tell us more about diet, exercises, etc... Since my husband was diagnosed with AS , I read a lot,to find out something that will reduce inflamation.He is in a no starch diet for one year and he says that he feels better but only the diet is not enough to reduce inflamation.Please, please tell us as much as you know, we could exchange opinions.I will be very grateful if I learn something new.