2 questions for you: Although I am in a much better place pain wise than I was, I still don't feel great. I have a constant all over achy feeling, almost like I've done a really hard workout at the gym. Is this normal? I had hoped that once I was started on a biologic that I would be back to my old self, but that hasn't quite happened to the extent that I had hoped it would.
Also, one of the most debilitating things about this condition I have found is fear. I had a really sudden severe onset of symptoms at the start of 2016 which was hugely debilitating, and have now found that it has left me with an underlying anxiety that I could could have another massive flare again at any given moment. It's almost like there's a ticking time bomb inside of me and I have no idea when it's going to go off. Does anyone else feel like that? My GP diagnosed an adjustment reaction to getting a diagnosis of AS and I was started on medication which is definitely helping. I'm now more willing to try things, rather than trying to wrap myself in cotton wool to prevent another flare. Have never felt this way before, it's horrible. Just goes to show that your physical health and mental health are so closely linked to each other, they're impossible to separate.