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Old 08-31-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
Tonee Tonee is offline
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Can Ankylosing Spondylitis or other Spondyloarthropy Disease = debilitating fatigue?

Anyone experience debilitating fatigue with this sort of illness? One of my docs thinks I may have one of the spondyloathropy type disease but doesn't know which one....but then he said the extreme fatigue would be my symptom that doesn't really fit. Is this correct? The frustrating part is, the fatigue is the one symptom that is ruining my life, the others I can live around.

Can you have AS without severe or constant back pain? Without severe stiffness each morning? I do have occasional spine pain (mild daily, or a flare of it for several days), and neck pain...joint pain and 20 other symptoms, but, it all pales in comparison with the fatigue. The fatigue is so strong, I would say I have about 9% of my normal amount of energy...some days I literally just "survive", a shower is exhausting, walking across a room is exhausting, etc...

Positive HLA-B27, but I've heard that doesn't mean too much.

 
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