Re: Anyone with Ankylosing Spondylitis that is HLAB-27 Negative?
Thanks so much Olivia,
You helped me a lot.
Since posting, I went for an MRI, the last one I had was 3 years ago, lumbar, it showed the obvious scoliosis as well as DDD, DJD, stenosis, etc....I requested another one of the pelvis/SI area, but they did cervical & thoracic.
Thoracic showed nothing except the tail of my lumbar scoliosis, but to my surprise, cervical showed that at my C5-6, I have a "right sided osteophytic-disc complex which extends to the spinal cord and slightly flattens the right side of the cord. There is a formaminal stenosis on the right at this level."
Because of the scoliosis, they've always chalked up my aches and pains as scoliosis. I will be demanding they MRI my pelvic/lumbar area again as I know for sure the conditions have progressed since the 3 year old MRI.
I'm positive I have AS. I would have diarreaha if I didn't take narcotics, I do get it when I don't take my pain meds.
Lately my hands, feet, knees & ankles have been visably swollen regardless of the bloodwork saying no inflamation. My heels shoot pain up my leg when I stand.
Now that I am aware of the neck issue, that explains my migraine headaches and shoulder pain/knots.
I'm a mess at 33!
My next appt is Aug. 9th, but I'm calling tomorrow about the MRI for my lower areas.
Mom of 7yr old
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