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Diagnosed. Then, Not?

A respected rheumatologist in FL diagnosed me with this disease after extensive testing.

Then, a year later, I was transferred to another doctor due to insurance.

That specialist said he did not believe I have it. Now am living in MI. Should I see yet another specialist?

I also have Stage 4 CKD, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

I’m 77 yrs old

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Comments

  • Auldyn Matthews-McGee moderator
    1 month ago

    Hi Azalea! I’m so glad you joined us here. That sounds very frustrating. Did the second specialist tell you why they had cause to believe you don’t have AS? It can be a bumpy ride for many. In my mind, getting a second opinion never hurts. I’ve attached some articles below to clarify any questions you may have.

    I hope to hear from you soon! – Auldyn [Team Member]

    https://ankylosingspondylitis.net/diagnosis/

    https://ankylosingspondylitis.net/living/finding-rheumatologist/

  • Auldyn Matthews-McGee moderator
    1 month ago

    Hi @azalea thanks for stopping by. Getting diagnosed can be a bumpy ride for many. Do you have more details on why the second specialist believed you didn’t have AS?

    It doesn’t hurt to get another opinion in my mind. Here are a couple of articles on how to find a good rheumatologist and how AS is diagnosed. Perhaps those will guide you to answers.

    Keep us posted–I hope things become clearer for you soon. – Auldyn [Team Member]

    https://ankylosingspondylitis.net/living/finding-rheumatologist/

    https://ankylosingspondylitis.net/diagnosis/

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