Hello! I am 35 and was diagnosed in 2013 with AS and already had bone errosions. I had been doing great until about 2 years ago my symptoms became more frequent. I started acupuncture last fall and felt amazing! I had a flare up in December for roughly a week and just recently for a couple weeks. I am thinking the latest flare up was from a very deep tissue massage. I am on celebrex and have taken 32 pills (200 mg) since October 1. I thought I had been doing great.... this recent set back was of course very depressing. My rheumatologist now wants to see me in Sept and get more x-rays to check for progression and also check inflammation levels. If things are worsened they want me to go on humaira. I had thought this would happen when celebrex no longer helps me. Celebrex typically does help me (not always) I just wanted to see if I could get someone's opinion. Everytime I go to my rheumatologist apt it seems like they really push humaira. Thank you!!