Re: ankylosing spondylitis
Not AS, but I have psoriatic arthritis. Yes, mornings suck, but suck less on biologics. I still roll over on side and push body up with hands. But that's after I stretch everything gently. I'm a morning shower type of person, so that helps, too. I'm usually moving fairly well in an hour and almost normally in 3....about time to go to work. It's an active job in medical field, so I have a nice balance of activity. End of the night, going to bed, a nice muscle relaxant and I sleep good for 4 hrs, then spend the rest of the night tossing/turning as the stiffness takes hold. Then start all over. Ask your rheumy about this, he may be able to help with muscle relaxants, NSAIDs. I'm on MTX, folate, Simponi and Mobic.