Caught It Early
In 2014 I started having miscellaneous symptoms. Nothing serious but bothersome enough to see a doctor.
Then, Thanksgiving day 2015 I had my first bout of severe fatigue to the point I could not stand.
I went to the rheumatologist and at first, they were thinking Lupus because my sister has Lupus.
During my visits to the rheumatologist, when asked about my back, I would tell them about my SI joint on the left side.
I could still be searching for answers
Finally, an MRI was done and it showed inflammation on my left side and up my spine. So needless to say, I was diagnosed with AS June of 2017.
I say I was diagnosed early because it takes up to 10 years to be diagnosed for many people.
If it had not been for my endocrinologist's suspicion of a possible autoimmune disease, I might still be trying to find answers.
Other than back pain and fatigue, what is the most common symptom that AS patients experience?