I'm undiagnosed but I know I have AS. My rheumy will not diagnose me cause my x-ray did not show up damage to my sacroiliac joints.
However I have severe damage in my cervical and lumbar spine with facet arthropathy and spinal stenosis. I also have bone growth at multiple levels and severe osteoarthritis.
I'm only 44! I was in the best shape of my life 2 years ago and now I struggle to walk up the stairs!
My rheumy never asked me my family history! My mom has psoriactic arthritis, two out of three sisters has RA and the third has MS. So autioammune disorders are very prevalent in my family.
Sorry it's so long but I'm looking for support and advice.